An essential guide to understanding children's rights, this definitive volume co-authored by Angelina Jolie, Amnesty International and a leading QC explores the unique set of rights pertaining to individuals under 18 years of age.
'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