Youth groups give it up for human rights

Students from Ellen Wilkinson School for Girls in London Students from Ellen Wilkinson School for Girls in London

Give it up is a great way to learn about human rights and fundraise at the same time. The concept is simple: get sponsored to 'give up' one of the your rights for the day in solidarity with others who have no choice.

Order your free Give it up for human rights pack

 

What right will you give up?

The idea for Give it Up for Human Rights came from Ashford School Amnesty group who won the Most Creative Fundraising Event category in our 2014 Youth Awards.

Students chose articles from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and took a creative action to show their importance. Students gave up their phones for the day, wore masks throughout the day, took part in sponsored silences - and one student even took part in a sponsored headshave.

Ashford students also put on other events during their fundraising day, including a bake sale and an awareness-raising assembly on what human rights are and why they matter. Through their efforts Ashford students raised over £1000 for Amnesty and ensure that everyone in the school knew about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Find out more about Ashford's award-winning fundraiser

Give up your right to free speech

Students at Ellen Wilkinson School for Girls in London gave up their right to free expression by holding a sponsored silence. To attract attention to what they were doing they spent much of the day with their mouths taped shut!

Lots of other groups including the Knox Academy youth group in East Lothian and the Eastlea Community School in London have also given up their right to free speech for a limited time - and raised hundreds of pounds in the process.

Give up multiple human rights

Broughton High School in Edinburgh went all out and organised a Give it up week, giving up a different right each day. See their justgiving page

  • Monday: Wear masks to hide their own right to identity
  • Tuesday: A day without food to highlight the right to life
  • Wednesday: Sponsored silence to mark their right to free speech
  • Thursday: Giving up technology to highlight the right to property
  • Friday: This one's a surprise – we can’t wait to see what it is!

Organise your own Give it up event

To organise a Give it up for human rights day at your school, first order a free Give it up fundraising pack. We will send you everything you need to make your day a success.

Get in touch

If you would like any help, advice or extra materials, get in touch with Richard Glynn in our Fundraising team.

Email: fundraise@amnesty.org.uk
Phone: 020 7033 1650

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March youth fundraising update - featuring Give it up