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Commission engages with Prince’s Trust Young Ambassadors

03 Feb 2023

The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission has engaged with young people at the Prince’s Trust Northern Ireland around human rights.

As part of its educational outreach the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission spoke to Young Ambassadors about how important it is to know their rights, and how these need to be respected, protected and fulfilled.

The young people learned about the work and role of the Commission in Northern Ireland, it’s statutory functions and stakeholder engagement.

The workshop provided an opportunity for the Young Ambassadors to discuss a wide range of human rights issues that are important to them, including education, health, racism and gender identity.

Chief Commissioner Alyson Kilpatrick added:

“It was a real pleasure to be able to go out and speak to the Young Ambassadors at the Prince’s Trust. We were very encouraged by their enthusiasm to engage with the Commission and discuss human rights issues that were important to them. Our education work is a vital function for the Commission, and engagements like this help us to promote and raise awareness of human rights on Northern Ireland. We wish the young people all the very best with their future endeavours.”


Additional information

Photo: Representatives from the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission with Young Ambassadors from the Prince’s Trust NI.


1. The NI Human Rights Commission is a statutory public body established in 1999 to promote and protect human rights. In accordance with the Paris Principles the Commission reviews the adequacy and effectiveness of measures undertaken by the UK Government to promote and protect human rights, specifically within Northern Ireland.

2. The Prince’s Trust supports 11- to 30-year-olds who are unemployed or struggling at school to get their lives on track. Working across Northern Ireland we support over 8,500 young people aged 11 to 30 each year to develop the confidence and skills they need to live, learn and earn. Our community-based teams work closely with hundreds of delivery partners to provide a variety of support and free courses to help young people develop the life-skills and motivation they need to succeed. Whether you’re interested in improving your employability skills, landing a new job or you want to start your own business, there’s something for everyone. To read more about the Prince’s Trust, follow this link:

3. The animation on the work of the Commission can be viewed through the following link: (1) NIHRC - The Work That We Do - YouTube

4. If you are interested in having the Commission speak to your post-primary students, please contact

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