Fly the Flag on Human Rights Day

Do you care about the right to protest? Want to make your voice heard?

Join Fly The Flag and young people across the UK on 10 December to celebrate and protect our universal human rights. Today and every day.

Fly The Flag is a unique collaboration between arts organisations and human rights charities that celebrates and reminds us of the human rights we all share, in particular raising awareness of the UDHR amongst young people and shining a light where human rights are violated.

This year Fly The Flag focuses on Article 20 of the UDHR, the right to protest. Article 20: Everyone has the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association.

Building on the model of 2021, Fly The Flag 2022 invited young people across the four nations of the UK to respond to Article 20 working with leading theatre artist, director Jenny Sealey MBE, and artistic associates in each nation. A film has been created that documents the engagement process and the reactions of young people to the right to protest, which will be released on 10 December 2022 on Fuel Digital. The link to watch the film here will be available by 8 December.

In the meantime, watch the artists' videos on the Fly The Flag website featuring Jenny Sealey OBE, lead artist, dance artist choreographer Saffy Setohy, associate artist at National Theatre of Scotland, Rahim El Habachi, associate artist at National Theatre Wales, Nickie Miles-Wildin, associate artist at The National Theatre and Paula Clarke, associate artist at the MAC Belfast.

Find out about their experiences working as part of this year’s creative team, the sharing of ideas, what Article 20 means to them, and this year’s plans to Fly The Flag with young people across the four nations.

Also available are resources for schools and educators on Fly The Flag's website The packs provide a framework to explore the right to protest with young people through dance and drama, including discussion questions, practical task ideas, music playlists and more.

If you care about the right to protest and want to learn more about the UDHR and human rights we all share, visit:

Fly The Flag 2022 is co-produced by Fuel, National Theatre in London, National Theatre of Scotland in Glasgow, National Theatre Wales in Cardiff and the MAC.