Resources for Speakers
As an Amnesty Speaker, you are an invaluable part of our team delivering human rights education to children and young people across the UK.
Here you can find the latest resources, training and provide feedback on your sessions.
Do get in touch to let us know what you’ve been doing, if you need any support or just to say hello.
General information resources
This two-page Human Rights Education Q+A gives a 10-point overview of why and how education plays a big role in Amnesty International’s work.
Amnesty International’s Global resources online: The Amnesty Global International Secretariat website is where you will find, alongside other information, our human rights research. You can search the site by both countries and topics. Additionally, the Amnesty Global YouTube page is useful for supporting film content.
Amnesty International UK online: The Amnesty International UK website is where you will find everything related to our work at a national level, from education to press releases to how to set up a youth group. Additionally, the Amnesty UK YouTube channel is useful for supporting film content, with some content available to download from the Amnesty UK Vimeo channel.
Amnesty UK support: Alongside support from the Human Rights Education Team, you might also connect with your local Amnesty youth, student and local groups, speak with our LGBTI Network, Women’s Action Network, Children’s Network or Trade Union Network, ask our Country Coordinators about country specific work or ask us to put you in touch with our Regional Media Support Officers.
Monthly mailing: As an Amnesty Speaker, you receive a monthly e-mailing from the Human Rights Education Unit with updates, resources and upcoming events. Get in touch to let us know what you would like to see included in this mailing.
Expenses: As a volunteer you should never be left out of pocket. We request that you confirm with the school in advance that they can cover your expenses. If there is any reason why the school cannot cover your expense claim, please contact us in advance of the visit.
Activity log: After each visit to a school you are asked to complete this activity log. This enables us to request feedback from the school, monitor the programme and adapt how we support you.
Child protection: Safeguarding the welfare of all children and young people we work with is paramount. Read our child protection policy here. If you have any questions or concerns please get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 020 7033 1500 and asking to speak to the Child Protection Officer.
Activist code of conduct: As an Amnesty Speaker you are one of our most valued activists. This Activist Code of Conduct describes the values that inform the work and activities of our activists. It also sets out guidelines for the kind of behaviour that we expect of each other. It describes what happens when we receive a complaint or an allegation that an activist has not lived up to our values or reasonable expectations of behaviour.
Session planning resources
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General introduction to human rights
- Information Page: simplified version of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
- Resource: Our World Our Rights
- Films: 7 short videos to introduce human rights in education
- Film: Dreams of Freedom: in children's words
- Podcasts: In Their Own Words
General introduction to Amnesty:
- Information Page: Q&A sheet explaining key facts about Amnesty International
- Information Page: Q&A Sheet on the importance of Human Rights Education
- Annual Report: Amnesty International Report 2016/2017
- Film: When Eastlea Went To The AGM (04:24)
- Film: Join The Fight For Rights
- Film: I talk Out Loud
- Film to support Annual Report 2016/17: The Year of ‘Us vs Them’
- Film: Make Some Noise
- Resources Pack: Everyone Everywhere
- Film: This is what we die for: Child labour in the DRC cobalt mines
- Film: Somalia's children under attack
- Film: How do you spell "discrimination"?
- Film: Iraq: a lost generation
- Poster: Freedom Park
- Resources Pack: First Steps (to support teachers to introduce human rights to children aged 3-5)
- Activity Pack: LGBTI Rights
- Blog: LGBTI Rights – Educating About Global Dimension
- Blog: Celebrating Diversity – LGBT History Month
Human Rights Defenders
- Information Page: Human Rights Defenders
- Information Page: Stand Up for the Brave
- Trainer Toolkit: Brave Campaign Training
Human Rights Law
- Information Page: Why we’re working to end the death penalty
- Films: Nine videos to help you talk about the death penalty
- Film: "Who We Are" Animation
- Film: Amnesty TV - An Eye for An Eye
- Training Pack: Death penalty training pack
Refugees, Migrants and Asylum
- Online training (free): Human Rights – The Rights of Refugees
- Information Page: Refugees, Migrants and Asylum
- Information Page: People on the Move
- Information Page: The truth about … refugees
- Campaign: I Welcome
- Films: 7 free short films about refugees
- Film: A Powerful Experiment
- Film: Humans After All – Voices From Calais
- Speaker Toolkit: Refugee Rights
- Trainer Toolkit: Refugee Resources
- Resources: Eight educational resources to better understand the refugee crisis
- Action: Write for Rights 2016 – Refugees Welcome Youth Case Sheet
- Film: Angola 3: Slavery still reigns in US prison
- Film: Qatar: World Cup 2022 forced labour
- Film: "Hell holes": North Korea's secret prison camps
- Film: Exploitation of Migrant Workers in Malaysia
- Information Page: The human slaughterhouse: Mass hangings and extermination in Syrian prison
- Film: Stop Torture in Morocco
- Film: Tortured by the Mexican Marines
- Film: Stop Torture: Our legacy our future
- Film: Inside Saydnaya: Syria's Torture Prison
- Film: Abductions and Torture in Eastern Ukraine
- Film: Torture Animation
- Film: Torture. More fun in the Philippines!
- Speaker Toolkit: Speaker Resource: Individual at Risk Case Sheets
- Lesson Plans: Torture
- Information Page: Violence against women
- Information Page: The human rights case to decriminalise abortion in Northern Ireland
- Film: Why we work on women’s human rights
- Film: Nine videos to help you talk about women’s human rights in the classroom
- Resources: 10 Education resources on FGM
- Film: Amnesty TV - How to not get punished for being a woman
- Film: Bibata's mission
- Activity Pack: Youth Group Activity Pack - September 2015: Women in El Salvador
- Script: Even if we lose our lives
- Lesson Plan: Lesson Plan: Women's Rights In Egypt
- Activity Pack: Activity pack: Women's Rights - Global Gender Inequality
- Resources: International Woman's Day
- Resources: Education resources on forced marriage
Get in touch
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