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...

Oct 6 2019 9:37PM
Votes for children: the case for Universal Suffrage

Blog by Katherine Walton - Chair of Amnesty UK's Children's Human Rights Network Article 21 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights demands that “everyone” has the right to partake in their government, either by voting on things...

Sep 10 2019 4:36PM
The Right To Complain: Petition Hand in

Blog by Holly Shorey, Vice-Chair of the Amnesty UK Children's Human Rights Network On Friday 6th September, we handed in our “Make Rights Real” petition to the UK Government, Department for Education. Well over 7000 of you took action...

Jul 20 2019 2:44PM
If rights can’t be enforced, are they really rights?

Blog by Lisa Incledon, Children's Network Committee Member In the 30th year of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, we are asking UK government to make sure that rights are real for all children. Convention on the Rights of the...

Jun 17 2019 11:45AM
Children should be empowered and protected, not silenced and side lined

Holly Shorey, 20, is Vice Chair of Amnesty International UK’s Children’s Human Rights Network (CHRN) Committee. Holly is determined to make children’s rights a reality, and to prove that young people really are the leaders of today...

Apr 8 2019 2:26PM
School Strikes for Climate

Strikers for climate justice tell us, in their own words, why they're skipping school to demand change.

Nov 20 2018 1:33PM
Happy 29th Birthday to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC)!

We are celebrating the 29th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. On this special day, we are kicking off our 12-month campaign on the UNCRC. During this year of campaigning, we will host various events focused...

Jul 31 2018 9:55AM
Together, we can #Endhumantrafficking

“Men and women have the right to live their lives and raise their children in dignity, free from hunger and from the fear of violence, oppression or injustice.”

Jun 14 2018 11:13PM
Why we need to talk about caste

Hey! Did you see that article the other day about caste? Shocking right?! Hi! Article about what sorry? What is caste? Caste is a social hierarchy. A very extreme social hierarchy. The caste you are born into decides your job, role in...

Jun 14 2018 2:05AM
From violence to exploitation: Sex trafficking of Rohingya children in Bangladesh

Traffickers are exploiting the women and children living in the refugee camps, coercing them into sex work.

Jun 14 2018 12:23AM
USA: Children locked up for life

Every day, dozens of children under 18 years old are being sentenced to life imprisonment with poor legal representation and without parole.

Jun 13 2018 2:51AM
UK must do more to create equal treatment and opportunities for children

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.

Mar 21 2018 1:07PM
Child Refugees in Calais
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Despite the demolition of the infamous ‘Jungle’ camp in Calais, and the media’s sudden silence, this footage shows the ongoing reality for people stuck in refugee camps.

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