Give It Up For Human Rights

 

Give it Up is a great way for students to learn about human rights while raising funds to support our work.

Some students give up their phones for the day, take part in sponsored silences or hold events on what human rights are and why they matter. The idea behind Give It Up is simple: choose a sponsored activity or action connected ‘giving up’ a human right and raise money for Amnesty International’s work.

We will provide you with everything you need to organise a Give It Up day including human rights case studies and a presentation to promote classroom discussion; ideas for actions to take; a sponsorship form; stickers and a human rights placard for students to fill out.

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Past participants say

Andrea Wilson, Malahide Community School

“Our class took part in Amnesty’s ‘Give it Up’ campaign giving up the right to freedom of expression by holding a sponsored silence for a school day, communicating with teachers via a mini whiteboard only. This restriction gave students a sense of struggle, helping them to identify with prisoners of conscience around the world.”

Diane Birnie, Lucan Community College Principal

“The Give It Up ‘Sleep Out’ took students out of their comfort zone, while raising awareness of human rights and homelessness. Sleeping rough was thought provoking for many students, giving them a new perspective on what it means to be without a home.”

2014 Give It Up Participant

“As part of a student group, I took part in a 12 hour sponsored ‘Sleep Out’ for Amnesty’s ‘Give it Up’  campaign. The event was a great success, introducing the importance of human rights in an engaging way, while raising funds for a good cause.”

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