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8:00 PM20:00

Stand Up for your Rights Charity Fundraiser


Can human rights be funny? Well 7 brave human rights activists are certainly going to give it a shot. With just three short weeks of stand-up training our 7 participants will dare to entertain and inform you with comic tales from frontline rights activism. Back for it's second outing at the NI Human Rights festival after a hilarious sold out night last year, the Stand Up For Your Rights event is quickly becoming a festival favourite. 

All proceeds go to sustaining the NI Human Rights Festival. 

Bring a bottle! And some rotten fruit?

Hosted by

Human Rights Consortium

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2:00 PM14:00

Martírio (Martyrdom) Film showing

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Awarded and acclaimed Brazilian documentary about the violence suffered by the Guarani-Kaiowá indigenous people in Brazil and their struggle to live in their ancestral land. The filmmaker Vincent Carelli has been working with the indigenous issue in Brazil and filming the Guarani-Kaiowá for many years. 

Film will be shown in Room 3 / 4 in QUB students union


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Director: Vincent Carelli, Ernesto de Carvalho and Tatiana Almeida
Martírio (Martyrdom) 
Brazil, 2016
162 min



Hosted by

Guaraní-Kaiowá Solidarity Group Ireland, supported by the Latin America Solidarity Centre (LASC) and Amnesty International Belfast group.

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12:30 PM12:30

Challenging school dress codes: what’s all the fuss about?

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Stories about school dress code disputes appear frequently in the media. Rather than taking sides in these conflicts this paper explores what they collectively might be able to tell us about contemporary childhood. The main argument is that while school dress codes, on one level, are not an urgent issue, they nevertheless provide a rich site for understanding shifting cultural and political concerns and fault-lines about religion, sexuality, gender, class and the roles of the state, head teachers, parents and, of course, children. In examining what a ‘children’s rights’ perspective can offer the paper includes a critical reading of two cases where children successfully challenged dress codes and the paper concludes by sketching out possible research methods for developing a conversation between political discourses and personal experiences. 


Professor Daniel Monk Birkbeck, University of London 

Hosted by

Centre for Children’s Rights, School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work.

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