CREATING A HUMAN RIGHTS CARD GAME

Bumbuku created a card game for Amnesty International for the 70th year celebration of Universal Declaration of Human Rights, to help children learn their rights in a fun and memorable way.

 CLIENT – AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL
CHALLENGE

Help children learn universal human rights in a fun way as a part of a game, illustrate all 30 Articles even the ones cover very abstract and alien concepts within the children’s world.

OUTCOME

Create a Card Game for children which is played by matching all the 30 rights in the Declaration with the 30 illustrated cards in which everyone is equal and equally represented. 

IMPACT

Create a game which children and schools in Turkey can order for free. Reach many children, help them learn their rights, see that not only every human but also every living thing has rights.

Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 7 million people who take injustice personally. They are campaigning for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all. Through their detailed research and determined campaigning, they help fight the abuse of human rights worldwide. They bring torturers to justice. Change oppressive laws. And free people jailed just for voicing their opinion.

We produced a game for Amnesty International for the 70th year celebration of Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Our Creative Director Özge Tığlı Taşlı illustrated and designed the game. Our main goal was to help children think about and discuss their rights, while having fun. 

Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 7 million people who take injustice personally. They are campaigning for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all. Through their detailed research and determined campaigning, they help fight abuses of human rights worldwide. They bring torturers to justice. Change oppressive laws. And free people jailed just for voicing their opinion.

We produced a game for Amnesty International for the 70th years celebration of Universal Declaration of Human Rights.Our Creative Director Özge Tığlı Taşlı illustrated and designed the game. Our main goal was to help children think and discuss about their rights, while having fun. 

We produced a card matching game which is played by matching all the 30 rights in the Declaration with the illustrated cards. The game consists of notions of universal human rights such as fundamental rights, equality and freedom. However, some of the rights cover concepts like legal procedures, which are very abstract and alien for children. Also, some of the rights involve very dark concepts for children -also for the adults- like war, torture, slavery and imprisonment.  Nevertheless, we adopted a positive language while designing the cards. We want to show children that claiming for human rights can be fun and hopeful.

We produced a card matching game which is played by matching all the 30 rights in the Declaration with the illustrated cards. The game consists of notions of universal human rights such as fundamental rights, equality and freedom. However, some of the rights cover concepts like legal procedures, which are very abstract and alien to the children’s world. Also, some of the rights involve very dark matters for children -also for the adults- like war, torture, slavery and imprisonment.  Nevertheless, we adopted a positive language while designing the cards. We want to show the children that claiming for human rights can be fun and hopeful.

In this game we put special attention to equal visual representation of girls and boys and illustrate girls always in an active composition. This is what we care about and focus on in all of our projects. At the same time, we tried to let children of different nationalities, race and background visually exist evenly and side by side. The main value that we want to gain children is: while claiming our own rights, we also need to raise our voices for other’s rights and respect other’s freedom. Moreover, children will see in this game that all the living things – animals and plants – also have the same rights, like the right to freedom and should be treated equally. We hope the game reaches as many children as possible in the whole world. The rights-based discussions it can evoke among children can also reflect into the adult’s world. The game will be delivered by Amnesty International Turkey, where they first plan to deliver it in schools.

In this game we put special attention to equal visual representation of girls and boys and illustrate girls in active compositions. This is what we care a lot in all of our projects. At the same time, we tried to let children of different nationalities, race and background visually exist evenly and side by side. The main value that we want to gain children is; while claiming our own rights, we also need to raise our voices for other’s rights and respect other’s freedom… Moreover, children will see in this game that all the living things, animals and plants also have the same rights, rights to freedom and should be treated equally.I hope the game reaches as much children as possible in the whole world. Thus, the rights base discussions it can evoke among children splash also to the adult’s world.  The game will be delivered by Amnesty International Turkey. They first plan to deliver it at schools.

Unfortunately, we are not living in an ideal world like in the game. This is a world where the grown ups fall behind to save the children and their rights. If we want to progress within the matter of human rights, we need to realize that children are our key allies. If we want to protect our children, no matter how old they are we need to inform them clearly about the rights they have. If only they know what their rights are, they can claim their and other’s rights. While we try to raise awareness amongst our children against the dangers of life, instead of picturing a negative and scary world, envisioning a hopeful world that can bloom with their own existence, acts and impact will be more useful. Let’s believe in children and their wisdom. There is no concept in this world that cannot be explained to them, if you do it right.

A CARD GAME FOR CHILDREN TO LEARN UNIVERSAL HUMAN RIGHTS AND HAVE FUN

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