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OU's Children's Research Centre shapes book with Amnesty International

The Open University’s Children’s Research Centre (OUCRC) has launched a report ‘informed by children’ to mark the 30th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). The findings will shape two books by Amnesty International UK (AIUK) to educate and empower children and young people.

Following months of studies with children and young people, aged between four to 18 years old from across nine project settings in England and Wales, the OUCRC’s report, ‘Representing children’s rights from discussion through to illustration and interpretation’ captures children and young people’s views and understandings about their rights.

Dr Liz Chamberlain, Senior Lecturer in Primary Education at the OU and co-Director of the OUCRC, said:

“The OUCRC are immensely proud to have worked with AIUK on this research, making visible children and young people’s voices on key issues that affect their 21st century everyday lives. This research has been a unique opportunity to shape a new series of books, which will help us better inform children and young people across the globe to both understand and claim their rights.”

Newlands Primary School in Southampton have been involved in the OUCRC’s report. Listen to Isaac, one of the children from Newlands, who was involved in the OUCRC’s report:


Read the full report here.

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