In general, images of civil society tend to be protests or demonstrations, but much of the work of NGOs is less confrontational. In workshops, human rights activists often drew on the imagery of planting seeds or watering young shoots and saplings. They drew trees that provide shelter, roots and bear fruit. They used a frame of organic growth and abundance, as opposed to scarcity and crisis, to describe the sharing and generosity they want to result from their work. And when asked to draw human rights as a metaphorical tool that people use to make change happen, they drew watering cans, to illustrate how they see their work creating hope and opportunity for others (as a contrast to the metaphorical shield or umbrella that protects from harm).