Know Your Rights and Claim Them

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Angelina Jolie, Amnesty International and Professor Geraldine Van Bueren QC, one of the original drafters of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, have joined forces to create a resource for children and young people to learn about their rights, with the publication of a new book which empowers teenagers to speak out against injustice.

“Know Your Rights and Claim Them is the book some adults don’t want children to read, as it will arm them with the knowledge to defend their rights and those of others." - Angelina Jolie

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Know Your Rights and Claim Them explains what child rights are, equips young people with the knowledge they need to protect themselves and others, and shows how governments are failing to uphold their commitment to child rights.

The book features how-to guides, along with the stories of a number of incredible young activists who are at the forefront of human rights change around the world. Whether campaigning on climate change, demanding access to education, or speaking out against racial discrimination and gun violence, these inspirational young people demonstrate the power of standing up for what we believe in. 

"This is the perfect book for young people who care about the world and want to make a difference" - Greta Thunberg

There are about 2.3 billion children in the world, nearly a third of the total human population. Given the devastating impact of the global pandemic on children and young people, it’s never been more crucial to arm them with the knowledge they deserve. This is their right - and it’s time for the world to listen and act.

Amnesty campaigns to ensure children’s rights are a priority for governments across the world. Find out our more here.