Youth Groups

17 April 2015, 11:01 UTC | New Zealand
Waiheke High School students standing up for Women’s Rights in Egypt. © Amnesty International

Youth groups are a huge part of the Amnesty International movement. They inject a youthful perspective, outreach to their peers, create discussion and attract media attention through fun and effective activism.

Every group is different, but as a member you can stand up for human rights by:

  • Collecting petition signatures, writing letters to authorities and sending messages of support to people in trouble.
  • Raising awareness through organising assemblies, speakers, vigils, events, gigs and public actions.
  • Taking action online and encouraging others to do the same.
  • Fundraising to help us continue defending human rights around the world.
  • Supporting other groups by attending their events.
  • Get involved with Freedom Challenge.

As part of a youth group, you’ll develop great new skills, meet wonderful people and help make the world a safer, more just place.

Sound like something you want to be part of? Find out how to get involved by emailing

“We always just watch unfairness happening all around us. We see it on TV, in the newspaper and at school, but as a teenager you don’t really have the resources to do much about it. Amnesty lets you fight for the rights of others and get involved. It’s a great organisation to be a part of.”

Agrani Ratnayake, Hastings Girls’ High School 2013

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