Calling all budding activists, classroom rebels, climate warriors, and future leaders!

This year will see the 30th Anniversary of the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child -a landmark document which sets out the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights that all children everywhere are entitled to. On this important anniversary, we want to empower children and young people everywhere to realise their own rights and speak out in support of the rights of all children.  

In 2019, children around the world are speaking up for what they believe in and care about – from the school strikes for climate to the student protests to end gun violence they are fighting for their rights - and it’s time for the world to listen and act. We want to celebrate these young activists and all the work they are doing to make this world a better and fairer place.

Do you know children that are passionate about social justice? Human Rights? The environment? We want as many kids as possible to enter our exciting competition to help design Amnesty’s next t-shirt, and are asking them to submit their best slogan idea’s. The t-shirts will be professionally designed, and ethically made. The winner will receive a prize pack including their very own t-shirt as well as awesome Amnesty books and merchandise. 

The competition is open to any child up to the age of 18. All they need to do is complete the form below by 4th October with their t-shirt slogan, and a few words about who they are, and how they came up with their slogan. The competition will be judged by a panel of Amnesty experts, and winning designs will be on sale in November this year. All profits from the sale of the t-shirt will go to Amnesty International UK. 

Some tips:

  • Slogans should be short! You want people to be able to read your t-shirt from far away
  • Funny messages, or plays on words are encouraged!
  • Your slogan can be about a particular issue (like the environment) or more general

Some idea’s:

“Hey! Leaders! Leave us kids alone! “

“Future leader”

“This is a climate crisis”

About the Convention on the Rights of the Child:

Every child in the world ‘should grow up in a family environment, in an atmosphere of happiness, love and understanding’ and be raised ‘in the spirit of peace, dignity, tolerance, freedom, equality and solidarity’. This bold vision, announced by the United Nations almost 30 years ago, was not merely aspirational – it was part of the foundation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Adopted in 1989, the Convention, or CRC, was the first comprehensive human rights treaty on children.

If you would like to get involved in our work on child rights, join the network 


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