OutRight empowers children and young people to realise their own rights, and to speak out in support of the rights of all children.
This year OutRight is focusing on air pollution and protecting children’s right to health and a safe, clean environment. OutRight will take place on November 20th, World Children’s Day and we need your support to empower children and young people to stand up for their right to breathe clean air. Don’t worry if you didn’t take part last year though, as this campaign is open to all schools and youth organisations.
Get involved to help young people learn about air pollution, and ensure their voices are heard by key political decision-makers, like your local MP and the Environment Secretary, Michael Gove, as well as people in your local community. Your support will contribute to a key area of Unicef UK’s work.
Who can join?
Any school or youth organisation in the UK can take part. All you need to do is register here or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We provide you with free supporting resources to help you facilitate the OutRight campaign. These resources are available from the middle of August and will be emailed to those who register.
When does Outright take place?
OutRight takes place in the lead-up to World Children’s Day, starting in September and culminating with a day of celebration on 20 November.
Schools and youth organisations can continue with OutRight activities until the end of the school year.
Why clean air?
- One third of all children in the UK live in area with the most harmful air pollution
- Article 24 of the UNCRC states that every child has the right to the best possible health
If you have any questions about OutRight, you can email us at email@example.com or phone our Supporter Care team on 0300 330 5580.
My class has been measuring the quality of the air in our local area and we were shocked with what we found.
The children and parents seem much more engaged with this issue and are now taking new routes to school along quieter, cleaner roads.
What’s happened in our school is really positive, but more needs to be done to protect children consistently across the UK. All schools urgently need dedicated programmes that will help them to do this kind of work.
Leah, Primary School Teacher