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 youth.coordinator@amnesty.org.nz.

“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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