Youth In Action

Do you see injustice in the world around you? Do you want to make a difference?

Amnesty needs your help to fight for human rights in your community and around the world. You can start or join a youth group in your school, college or hometown.

Youth groups are involved in a range of activities:

  • Organise events, talks, art campaigns or information stands to raise awareness and recruit supporters
  • Lobby politicians
  • Organise demonstrations and protests
  • Collect signatures to petition governments around the world.
  • Participate in our Write for Rights letter writing campaign
  • Host creative fundraising events like AmnesTEA parties, AmKNITsy knitathons, or JAMnesty gigs
By joining an Amnesty group, you’ll:

  • Meet like-minded people
  • Develop campaigning, organisation and teamwork skills.
  • Influence how Amnesty campaigns for human rights by voting at our AGM
  • Join our activism team as we campaign at events and festivals across the country
Many colleges have Amnesty groups which you can get involved with. To find out what’s going on at your college follow the links below:

If your school or college doesn’t have an Amnesty group, and you’d like to start one, please email or call us on (01) 8638300. We can provide you with resources, ideas and connections to other activists.

Amnesty International Ireland Post-Primary Workshops

Amnesty International Ireland provide trained staff and volunteers to deliver free workshops across Ireland. All of our school speakers are Garda vetted. Our workshops focus on the work of Amnesty international, an introduction to human rights and our current campaigns, participatory human rights education activities, and ways for young people to take action for human rights.

What we request:

A double-class period, to meet with up to 30 students, and that schools provide a computer, speakers and projector or interactive whiteboard.

Please note that we try to facilitate requests but due to capacity we may need to put schools on a waiting list.

Other ways to get involved

School speakers

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