Resources to help teachers and home educators wanting to explore Women's Rights.
We have put together a selection of resources produced by Amnesty and other organizations which you can use in your contexts to celebrate International Women’s Day on Monday 8th March and teach about Women’s Rights.
Activities to celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD):
This year’s IWD theme is chose to challenge and encourages all people to call out gender bias and inequality when they see it. Why not use some of these activities, suggested reading lists and inspirational case studies to celebrate IWD with your students.
Amnesty resources to teach women’s rights:
We have also got a number of resources to explore women’s rights with your students. You could encourage them to explore key female human rights defenders throughout history and across the globe with these three lesson activities or use these activities to explore global gender inequality. Your students 16+ could also complete this HRE micro-learning module focused on violence against women through exploring consent.
Book and activity resources for the Sleeper and the Spindle:
This book is a darker twist on classic fairy tales and explores the human rights values of justice, equality and solidarity. Claiming her right to equality and to determine her own future, the Queen postpones her wedding to deal with a threat to the neighbouring kingdom; she stands up to a powerful witch in a bid to protect people’s right to life and to live freely. Use these activities to explore the book with young people.
Free Online events for students:
Register here for our next Amnesty Live on International Women’s Day between 6-7pm where we will hear from four inspiring women who are standing up for their rights and trying to create a more equal Poland. Suitable for 16+.
You could also ask students 11-16 to take part in the UK parliament’s next Learn Live on the 12th March focused on women in UK Parliament. It will include MPs from the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Women in Parliament who will discuss the past and present experiences of women in UK Parliament.
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