CreditsLast Updated 2017-06
This exercise is meant to provide space and time for women human right defenders to think about themselves, their concerns, and the actions they can take to relieve the pressures they face.
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This session was developed for, and should be attributed to, the Institute for War & Peace Reporting resource “Cyberwomen: Holistic Digital Security Training Curriculum for Women Human Rights Defenders” under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International CC BY-SA 4.0 License
|**Step 1||** On a prepared slide or sheet of flipchart paper, show participants the following:|
I have been watching you lately, I know you are having a difficult time with…
I also know you are concerned about…
I just wanted to make sure you knew…
Remember you are great at…
I really think that you should ….
And maybe try doing …… in the coming weeks.
Step 2 | Give one sheet of paper to each participant - ask them to fill in the blank space “Dear ____” with their name, and to complete the remaining sentences that were provided.
Step 3 | Remind participants that they will not have to share their letter with the rest of the group - this is a deeply personal activity.