Act for Amnesty with pocket protest

Activism around the world is changing and we are too! These days activism often starts with putting your hand in your pocket, taking out your phone and registering your protest. It’s also how most organising to defend human rights is happening around the world.

That’s why we are using mobile phones for our mobilising and organising as a more immediate way for us to make the most impact together!

Here’s how it works: You can opt in to receive messages from us on your phone. You can choose SMS, WhatsApp, or both.

On SMS you will receive approximately one action a month such as signing a petition; something you can do immediately to protect human rights around the world.

On WhatsApp you will be part of a broadcast list receiving one to two messages a week directly to you – it’s not another WhatsApp group😊 You will receive opportunities to get involved in protests, festivals and actions in person, as well as acting online.

We’d like to have you on board to act for human rights.

You need to be 18 years old to join. For information on youth activism (activism in schools, youth membership and our activism academy programme) contact: youth[at]

Join the pocket protest network

  • Are you over 18?
  • I want to receive messages on
  • We’d love to keep you updated about our work – including information about our campaigns, fundraising appeals and events – and the impact we have by working together. Please let us know how we may contact you. Please tick the box if you are happy to receive updates from us outside of Pocket Protest by email, phone and text message:

About Pocket Protest SMS & WhatsApp

Texts charged at standard network rate, no more than 13c. Please ask bill payers permission. By giving us your number, you agree to future communication from Amnesty International Ireland by phone and SMS. From time to time, we will call you about getting more involved in our work. To unsubscribe from the network, text STOP to 51772 at any time. Please note that we can only accept Irish mobile numbers at this time.

If you sign up to receive messages on WhatsApp we will send you instructions on how to join the broadcast list.

Will your information and messages remain anonymous?

Yes! Your SMS replies will go directly to us, and we will not share your information with any other parties. Likewise, the beauty of a broadcast list on WhatsApp is none of your information will be shared outside of Amnesty International Ireland. You can’t see other people’s phone numbers or messages and they can’t see yours.

Can you Opt-Out?

Yes! You can opt out at any time. To opt-out of SMS, text STOP to 51772. To opt-out of WhatsApp, send the words ‘Amnesty OUT’.

For general activism queries contact: act[at]

You can also download our activist toolkit.