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Education resources on refugee and asylum issues

Refugees Welcome Here March London 2016
Refugees Welcome Here March London 2016 © Marie-Anne Ventoura - Amnesty International

Empower students to defend the rights of refugees with the following education resources.

Primary Refugee Rights Resources

This activity pack is designed to explore refugee rights with students in an accessible, and appropriate way for primary school children. The pack gives students a clear understanding of refugee rights and supports teachers to develop a culture of welcome for refugees in their schools. 

Secondary Refugee Rights Resource

This lesson plan will empower students to gain an understanding of refugee rights, why people may flee their country and ways that students can create a culture of welcome in their schools.

Further Education Refugee Rights Resource

In this session, students will learn about the rights and protections given to people seeking asylum and refugees under the UN Refugee Convention. They will explore examples of UK asylum policy and ask whether the government is meeting its international legal obligations to refugees.

Football Welcomes

This resource, for 7-14 year olds, has been designed to support teachers to encourage discussion about refugee rights and to celebrate the contribution that people of refugee backgrounds have made to the UK, especially to football.

Respect my rights, Respect my dignity. Module 4: Refugees’ and migrants’ rights are human rights

This resource is a tool for anyone, anywhere, who would like to learn more about refugees’ and migrants’ rights and get involved in their community or country to advocate for these rights. In particular teachers, young people, activists, human rights defenders and people on the move can use this module to educate and empower their communities to welcome refugees and migrants. Welcoming refugees and migrants includes ensuring that their human rights are respected and protected. While this resource covers the basics of refugees’ and migrants’ rights, additional resources are included at the end of each section, for those who want to learn more.

The Rights of Refugees

This 3-hour course launched on World Refugee Day in 2023. Enroll now to explore topics such as the legal framework for refugee protection, the impact of displacement on health and well-being, and the role of civil society in defending refugee rights. By the end of the course, you will have gained a comprehensive understanding of refugee rights and the challenges faced by displaced populations around the world. You will have the tools and knowledge necessary to advocate for the rights of refugees and to become effective allies and advocates for displaced populations.