2020 (11)
Aug 28 2020 10:52AM
Parwana Amiri and the power of young voices

The experience of refugees and refugee families arriving in Europe is something most of us will never fully be able to understand. Much of what we hear is so far beyond our experience that it is difficult to fully process what we are...

Aug 27 2020 4:24PM
Toolkit

Serena Jemmett has over 5 years experience with Amnesty International, as a member of a school group, our Youth Advisory Group and our Children's Human Rights Network committee. In these roles and others, and during this time, Serena...

Aug 21 2020 12:42PM
Don't Zap the Zip

The Government have announced they will scrap the zip card - which offers free transport for under 18s in London. The move comes as part of the COVID-19 bailout package for Transport For London - and the Government believes it will...

Jul 7 2020 11:05AM
We must avoid back-sliding into a de-regulated future and a disaster for children’s well-being and safeguarding

Blog by Russell Pilling, Children's Human Rights Network Committee Member The national discussion around children during the coronavirus crisis, or at least the discussion the government would like us to have, has largely focused on...

Jun 16 2020 5:06PM
We must keep up the pressure to ensure all children have their right to food realised

Blog by Katherine Walton, Chair of the Amnesty Children's Human Rights Network ‘COVID-Summer Food Fund Announced thanks to 22 year-old Marcus Rashford - let’s keep up the pressure to make sure children have their right to food realised...

Jun 15 2020 6:37PM
Home doesn't mean safe

Shining a light on the hidden victims during this pandemic

Jun 15 2020 6:04PM
Migrant families, NRPF conditions and Covid-19

Blog by Lisa Incledon, Children's Human Rights Network Committee member The Covid-19 pandemic is impacting on all of us in different ways. For both children and adults, this pandemic has been a worrying and difficult time. We have...

May 7 2020 2:21PM
What about the children?

By Les Walton CBE Chair of the Association of Education Advisers AoEA The regular Government press briefings quite rightly regularly report on the impact of the Coronavirus on the NHS and the economy. Increasing we are now hearing...

May 1 2020 11:35AM
Let children be heard: a failure to listen to children during the pandemic is a children’s rights issue.

By Holly Shorey, Vice Chair, Amnesty Children's Human Rights Network How is the COVID-19 pandemic affecting children’s rights? The current COVID-19 pandemic is affecting all of us, and all of us in different ways. Each generation is...

Apr 29 2020 1:49PM
COVID-19: What next for young people missing their exams?

Serena Jemmett 18, A-Level student (& Network Committee Member) On the 18th of march, Gavin Williamson, the Secretary of the Department for Education, announced that year 11 and year 13 students would not be sitting their public exams...

Apr 28 2020 3:58PM
I won the "Use Your Voice" competition - and ended up at the UN!

Blog by Eilidh Lynn, 15 at the time of winning 2019's 'Use Your Voice' competition. Last year I submitted an essay to the ‘Use Your Voice To Demand Your Rights’ competition run by the Amnesty UK Child Rights Network. I chose to write...