The Weekly Challenge

The Weekly Challenge, 7th December 2020 – Fly The Flag

Fly The Flag is a unique collaboration between arts organisations and human rights charities which celebrates and reminds us of the human rights we all share. Fly The Flag is a reminder of the human rights we are all entitled to, in particular raising awareness of the UDHR amongst young people and shining a light where human rights are violated. This year Fly The Flag focuses on Article 25.

Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control. Motherhood and childhood are entitled to special care and assistance. All children, whether born in or out of wedlock, shall enjoy the same social protection.

On Human Rights Day, 10 December 2020, Fly The Flag will launch a series of specially commissioned poems in response to Article 25. Poets and spoken word artists from across the UK will perform their poems digitally, igniting conversations and reminding us that even in times of crisis we must protect the rights of everyone. You can get involved here – and this week we challenge you to put pen to paper and join the conversation…

How does Article 25 make you feel? Can you respond to Article 25 in 25 words or less? You could write a poem that captures what Human Rights mean to you? Or, you could write about your community and any changes you’d like to see! It could be one long sentence, or if it’s a poem 10 words, 5 words, 10 words – write it down or say it aloud!

[Image Description: A blue flag with an image of a footprint in the centre. The flag is on a white pole against a backdrop of a bright blue sky!]

Fly your flags high for Human Rights!

If you have more time … 
You could try and write a poem that is exactly 25 words! How many 25 word poems can you come up with in 25 minutes? Share your poem with somebody you know, start a conversation with them about Article 25. Tell them what Human Rights mean to you, and ask them what Human Rights mean to them.

Who is making a difference in your community? How are you inspired by them? How else could you spread the word of Article 25 and inspire others to understand Human Rights belong to all of us?
Share your work with friends and family or keep it for yourself!
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