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Framing Our World: A youth work resource on the use of images and messages in development

The 'Framing Our World’ pack aims to raise awareness of the reality behind images and messages. It looks at the power relations and stories behind the images we receive about the world we live in. It challenges stereotypes to find a more balanced, just approach to global justice.

The pack details a number of tools to analyse where images and messages come from and their impact. These tools include developing photo-literacy, critical reflection and the Dóchas Code of Conduct on Images and Messages.

Feedback on the resource:

"The 'Framing Our World' resource is really an excellent application of the Code of Conduct on Images and Messages. I enjoyed reading through the activities and scenarios, in particular 'The Whole Story?' and 'Holiday Snaps'-- though it's hard to pick among them; they're all very well designed! It's a credit to your work on the booklet that a number of the activities seem to lend themselves equally well to a youth audience as to a college classroom setting." (Denis Kennedy, PhD)

Framing Our World Photos 2010

A set of 16 photographs and cartoons to accompany the resource 'Framing Our World'.

1. Marie Stanley and Granddaughter, Ireland, Age Action's 2010 Positive Ageing Photo Exhibition

2. Yolanda Sanchez Vilches, Peru, Age Action's 2010 Positive Ageing Photo Exhibition

3. Helen Joyce on her way to school, Dublin (©Derek Speirs, Pavee Point)

4. Young girl, Rwanda (Alf Berg, Plan International)

5. Advertisement, Plan International, 2010

6. ‘Myanmar Students'.(Tonci KIaric and Mislav Vidovic. Amnesty International Croatia).

7. 'Men at Prayer', Dublin (Steve de Paoire, 2009)

8. Security men accompany an aid worker, Somalia (©Kim Haughton, Trocaire)

9. New shopping centre complex outside Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (Patsy Toland, Self Help Africa 2008)

10. Protest by Irish Travellers outside British Embassy about evictions in the UK (Pavee Point, 2005)

11. Ireland's recession. Over 700 people queue for free food parcels at the Capuchin Friary, Dublin. ( © Kim Haughton 2009)

12. Busy pedestrian crossing in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (Patsy Toland, Self Help Africa 2008)

13. Photographer from Self Help Africa photographs schoolchildren in the town of Kumi, Uganda (Patsy Toland, Self Help Africa 2010)

14. A boy at work in a local market and workshop in Asmara, Eritrea (Patsy Toland, Self Help Africa 2004)

15. Cartoon by Mjosa, (in ‘Thin Black Lines: Political Cartoons & Development Education'. Development Education Centre, Birmingham (1988)).

16. Cartoon by Plantu (in ‘Thin Black Lines: Political Cartoons & Development Education'. Development Education Centre, Birmingham (1988))