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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
“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