A Movement of Ordinary People


Students from St Ursula’s Convent School, Greenwich, visiting Amnesty International, December 2017

January 2018 saw the beginning of a very exciting project for Age Exchange; working with Amnesty International. 2018 marks the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the UN, on 10th December 1948.

The UDHR and the rights and freedoms it enshrines, lies at the heart of the work of Amnesty in protecting and support ordinary people around the world who stand against injustice, and to protect human rights.

Our project with Amnesty “A Movement of Ordinary People” will enable Age Exchange to work with students in Greenwich at St Ursula’s Convent School to research the creation of the UDHR, and its relevance to every aspect of our daily life. Students will have the opportunity to experience and hear from current activists from different parts of the world, who have endured persecution in working to protect and profile the human rights of vulnerable people in their communities. The project, supported by a Community Arts Fund from The Royal Borough of Greenwich, will result in screenings and performances showcasing the extraordinary stories of activists, and marking the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.