Nov 1 2017 5:21PM
Educating for press freedom: International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists
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Written by Elisa Colton, Amnesty Speaker Programme Volunteer. The 2 nd of November 2017 marks the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists . A day designated by UNESCO , the United Nation’s organisation that foc...
Oct 31 2017 10:02AM
Transforming corridor conversations into human rights education
We’re barely three weeks into 2015 and the news is dominated by human rights atrocities. I can well imagine the conversations teachers are facing in the corridor, or in registration, from young people trying to decipher the debates rag...
Oct 19 2017 12:21PM
Taking a Knee
By Elisa Colton, Amnesty Speaker Programme Volunteer. Let me start by saying I'm not usually a sports fan. American sports in particular, with their intricate rules, excitable commentary and pop star performances seem a world away to m...
Jun 15 2017 10:58AM
We All Sleep Under The Same Stars, a collection of illustrated poems written by eleven year old children
Written by Karen Argent, Project Director of the Letterpress Project I have always been an avid book lover and book collector, so when I recently retired from being a university lecturer in early childhood studies, I and my husband set...
Jun 14 2017 2:10PM
Resources for Refugee Week
This year’s Refugee Week theme is ‘Our Shared Future’ and it celebrates the brilliant things that Britain’s communities have worked together to build, whilst also being hopeful about a future enriched by all people who call the UK home...
Feb 20 2017 2:53PM
LGBTI RIGHTS – educating about global dimensions
To celebrate LGBT History Month this February, we have pulled together a list of resources to support educating about the state of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) rights around the world.
Jan 30 2017 3:06PM
Nine videos to help you talk about women’s human rights in the classroom
By Bashayer Aljaber, Amnesty Speaker Programme Volunteer Short films and videos can be useful conversation starters for teachers, educators, facilitators or anyone wishing to learn more about human rights. Here are some freely availabl...
Jan 30 2017 2:34PM
Seven short videos to introduce human rights in education
By Bashayer Aljaber, Amnesty Speaker Programme Volunteer Short films and videos can be useful conversation starters for teachers, educators, facilitators or anyone wishing to learn more about human rights. 'Human rights education is ke...
Jan 19 2017 1:25PM
Nine videos to help you talk about the death penalty
By Bashayer Aljaber, Amnesty Speaker Programme Volunteer Short films and videos can be useful conversation starters for teachers, educators, facilitators or anyone wishing to learn more about human rights. Here are some freely availabl...
Oct 14 2016 3:13PM
10 Education resources on FGM
Written by Nora Helal, Education Workshops Volunteer More than 130,000 women and girls living in England and Wales have been cut, and 60,000 girls every year are at risk of female genital mutilation (FGM). Despite being made illegal in...
Oct 14 2016 2:59PM
Education resources on forced marriage
Written by Nora Helal, Education Workshops Volunteer One in three girls are married before the age of 18 in the developing world. In fact, across Burkina Faso, more than half of all young girls are married off as children – some as you...
Jul 12 2016 3:51PM
Opposing hate crime in the classroom - whether it’s trending or not
By Laura Newlyn, a volunteer on our Speaker Programme I’m suffering from referendum fatigue. I’m fed-up with the back-and-forth arguments and frustrated by the uncertainty of the future. But mostly I’m saddened by the divisions it has...
Jul 1 2016 2:51PM
Moves Like Malala – Mobilising Youth Activists
Written by Laura Newlyn, Amnesty Speaker Programme Volunteer Just last week, I stood among a thousand others in reverent silence on Trafalgar Square. I listened with heart-wrenching awe as Malala Yousafzai, Generation Z poster-child, d...
Jun 3 2016 5:38PM
Our tips for teaching human rights law
Getting to grips with understanding human rights law can seem somewhat daunting – well, at first glance, that is. You may be thinking "Where do I start?" We may not even recognise when, where and how our human rights are being protecte...
Mar 7 2016 4:20PM
International Woman's Day
Today is International Women’s Day and this year the theme is Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step it up for Gender Equality. This theme links to the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development which has a number of key targets relating to women. Th...
Nov 2 2015 4:53PM
Eight educational resources to better understand the refugee crisis
Written by Camille Roch, Human Rights Education Volunteer Blogger The world refugee crisis has led civil society to mobilise, and initiatives calling for greater support to refugees have multiplied across countries. But at the same tim...
Jun 23 2015 4:11PM
Amnesty Youth Awards: Creativity in the fight for human rights
Written by Dana Anderson, Youth Awards Communications Volunteer A young girl stands tall on the stage and takes a deep breath. Fully covered in a black and blue niqab , she stands out from the crowd of other young people who fill the a...
Feb 2 2015 12:57PM
Celebrating diversity: LGBT History Month
LGBT, LGBTI, LGBTIQ, LGBTIQQ. Admittedly I find the variations confusing. I stumble over which and what I am supposed to use where and when. Ultimately, however, this isn’t about an acronym. It’s about standing together to celebrate se...