An Amnesty school people leads pupils in a group discussion

Our schools speakers are trained to teach and engage young people about human rights issues. We provide speakers to run free human rights workshops, lessons, assemblies or whole day events in your primary or secondary school.

Find a speaker near your school

Get in touch with us to find Amnesty Speakers in your area:

Phone: 020 7033 1597
Email: speakers@amnesty.org.uk

What our schools human rights speakers do

Our speakers tailor sessions to suit your needs. Topics range from an introduction to human rights and/or our work, to current campaigns or subject-based focuses on specific human rights such as an English, History or Music lesson looking at freedom of expression through protest songs and poems written in prison.

Amnesty Speakers are volunteers passionate about bringing human rights to life for young people by sharing their knowledge, enthusiasm and rich range of experiences and stories.

Based across the UK all our speaker have completed the Amnesty Speaker Training Programme and are CRB checked. We constantly monitor and develop the speaker network based on teacher and speaker feedback.

Here's some recent teacher feedback about Amnesty Speakers:

'Informative, interactive and pitched at exactly the right level.'
'Child soldiers…the children were gripped.'
'Fantastic speaker…inspires and enthrals each time she visits.'

Speakers can also tell you about our teaching resourcestraining and projects and how young people in your school can stand up for human rights by setting up a youth group or fundraising

Interested in becoming an Amnesty Speaker?

Find out how to get involved in our speaker programme.