Amnesty International was founded on the belief in the power of ordinary people to make extraordinary change. We are ordinary people from across the world standing up for humanity and human rights. Our purpose is to protect individuals wherever justice, fairness, freedom and truth are denied. We work to make people aware of human rights and we oppose the abuses of human rights everywhere. In the UK, we have over 260,000 members and supporters, including groups based in schools and universities. Supporting teachers to teach human rights is a fundamental part of Amnesty’s work. We create human rights education resources for all age and subject groups linked to the national curricula. Our resources help to provide pupils with an understanding of their own human rights and the values and attitudes that underpin them. Pupils are also encouraged to develop skills to enable them to take action to defend human rights.
- Free curriculum linked lesson plans and resources
- Teacher training on human rights education
- Support for Amnesty Youth Group activists
- TeachRights, a free ezine for teachers alerting them to new human rights education resources and opportunities.
See www.amnesty.org.uk/education for details.