We can stand up for our rights once we understand them. This book is a guide for every child and young person who believes in liberty, equality and a better world for all' Malala Yousafzai
Jointly written by Angelina Jolie and Amnesty International with Geraldine Van Bueren QC.
If you are aged under 18 you have your own set of human rights. Child rights are unique freedoms and protections designed for you. Governments should uphold them but all across the world they are violated. Know Your Rights and Claim Them gives you the knowledge and tools to claim your rights. It introduces them and explains why they matter in the real world. From gender and racial equality, to the rights to free expression, health, a clean climate and a sustainable environment, they are yours to claim.
Know Your Rights and Claim Them celebrates the difference young activists have made in every corner of the world, and shows you how to challenge injustice wherever you may find it. It presents expert advice on peaceful protest, raising awareness at school and in your community, starting your own campaign and getting those in power to listen, plus vital guidance on protecting your safety, digital security and mental health.
These are your rights. It is your right to know and claim them.
'Children are the future. This is the perfect book for young people who care about the world and want to make a difference' Greta Thunberg
Amnesty International is a global movement of more than ten million people who campaign for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all. Amnesty's vision is for every person to enjoy all the rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards. It is independent of any government, political ideology, economic interest or religion and is funded mainly by its membership and public donations.
Angelina Jolie is an Academy Award-winning actor, filmmaker and Special Envoy of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, UNHCR. She focuses on major crises resulting in mass population displacements and undertakes diplomatic advocacy on behalf of the High Commissioner. She is co-founder of the Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative, a campaign to end impunity for the use of rape as a weapon of war, a Visiting Professor in Practice at the Centre for Women, Peace and Security at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and Contributing Editor at TIME magazine.
Professor Emerita Geraldine Van Bueren QC is one of the original drafters of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and other international laws protecting children’s rights, representing Amnesty International. She has represented the United Nations and the Commonwealth Secretariat in protecting children’s rights, as well as advising governments and civil society around the globe.
We can stand up for our rights once we understand them. This book is a guide for every child and young person who believes in liberty, equality and a better world for all
Children are the future. This is the perfect book for young people who care about the world and want to make a difference
By the end, Know your Rights is a broad primer for burgeoning advocates who of course will need to master skills and networking to attempt to claim their rights
It is certainly valuable in raising awareness among young people of their rights and why such rights matter. It would also be valuable in social science and history classes where rights, responsibilities, equality, and inequality are discussed.