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...
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...
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...
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...
Strikers for climate justice tell us, in their own words, why they're skipping school to demand change.
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...
“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.”
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...
Traffickers are exploiting the women and children living in the refugee camps, coercing them into sex work.
Every day, dozens of children under 18 years old are being sentenced to life imprisonment with poor legal representation and without parole.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.
There are thousands of undocumented children around the UK. Each one with the potential to do great things. The stability of citizenship and a status in the UK allows them to achieve that.
2018 is predicted to be the worst for humanitarian crises since World War II. In such times, leaders need to keep in mind protecting the rights of children everywhere when looking to solve crises across the world.
Bullying in schools is getting worse – and it’s being ignored. Schools need to make stopping this cause of severe childhood trauma a priority.
A law passed in Bangladesh allows for child marriage in “special circumstances”. This is completely unacceptable and harmful to the lives of girls.
The children of Syria are having their childhood’s stolen, and their rights to education and basic needs obliterated. The international community needs to do more.
Days have become a living nightmare for many Syrian children. It is imperative that we, as global citizens, act immediately.
While a lot of attention has been paid worldwide to the plight of jailed Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi, her case is sadly not unique. Over 300 Palestinian minors are currently imprisoned by Israel.
On International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM, Gladys Burini asks why this abhorrent practice still happens, and how governments and people all over the globe must act to protect women and girls.