KNOW YOUR RIGHTS AND CLAIM THEM
By AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL, ANGELINA JOLIE, GERALDINE VAN BUEREN QC
Released 2nd September 2021
Available to buy from your local bookshop in the UK, and online globally.
UK and Worldwide:
US pre-order here (published 5/10/21):
All young people under 18 have rights, but many don’t know they have them. This book aims to change that.
‘This book is a guide for every child and young person who believes in liberty, equality and a better world for all.’ - Malala Yousafzai
‘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
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 young people how to challenge injustice wherever they may find it. It presents expert advice on peaceful protest, raising awareness at school and in the community, starting their own campaign and getting those in power to listen, plus vital guidance on protecting their safety, digital security and mental health.
These are your rights. It is your right to know and claim them.
‘Today we have youth engaged and ready to fight. But many struggle with misinformation from adults, a lack of awareness of their rights, and a lack of knowledge of how to use the specifics of their rights, applying them to the country and circumstances in which they live. We need to give them the tools to strengthen their fight and empower them. Amnesty, Geraldine and I hope to get these books into the hands of young people, and for them to be a guide that they can carry with them and use. Not just to inform them, but to activate them and serve as a source of reference where needed.’ - Angelina Jolie
To celebrate the launch of Know Your Rights and Claim Them join us for an exclusive, FREE online event with Fane Productions, available to watch globally free of charge from 6.30pm BST 2nd September 2021, register for your online ticket here.
(Event available until 2/10/21)