Urgent Action Network

The Urgent Action Network has more than 165,000 activists across the world, including more than 2,100 in Ireland. The urgent action network works by inundating the authorities responsible with letters, emails and faxes demanding a halt to the human rights violations and to protect individuals at risk from human rights violations. They mobilise quickly to stop serious human rights abuses from happening.

The Urgent Action Network responds to urgent human rights situations, including when people are at risk from torture and the death penalty, imprisoned for peacefully exercising their rights to freedom of expression and assembly, or for their social, political or religious beliefs. We also take action to stop discrimination, protect sexual and reproductive rights and to respond to other emergency human rights violations.

Join the Youth Urgent Action for Primary school children. Parent and teachers can join the network and receive four actions per year. Join here.

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