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 on social media. 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 WhatsApp or SMS or both, whichever you prefer. These messages will contain actions you can do immediately to protect human rights around the world.
You will then get opportunities to join WhatsApp Groups with other Pocket Protestors to take part in Protests and Demonstrations, or to join longer term campaign groups to organise locally for campaigns, such as the Right to Housing or Sex Worker’s rights.
If you can’t take part for whatever reason, just leave us on read – we get it!
We’d like to send you direct WhatsApp messages through a Broadcast list. This allows us to send quick and easy actions directly to your phone to make an even bigger impact. These are individual messages for you from Amnesty – It’s not another dreaded WhatsApp Group!
Why be a Pocket Protest activist?
Every day, our activists’ campaign to protect human rights around the world. As a member of the Pocket Protest Network you will receive regular actions and updates on our work by WhatsApp and/or SMS message, depending which you sign up to. The Pocket Protest network provides a quick and easy way to engage in digital activism and mobilise to respond to Human Rights threats through social media. We will also send you other related information including conferences, fundraising events, training, and opportunities to participate in our global campaigns. You’ll also get information on volunteer opportunities like participating in summer music festivals like Forbidden Fruit, Longitude and Electric Picnic.
If you’re not on social media, DON’T WORRY! We will send periodic actions that don’t require a social media account.
If you don’t wanna do the phone thing – email us to get info on other ways to Act for Amnesty on act(at)amnesty.ie
We’re looking for dedicated, passionate and reliable people who are interested in campaigning for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all.
We’d like to have you on board to act for human rights!
We hope you will join Pocket Protest!
We will message you no more than three times a week with short and quick actions you can take online or offline. You can message us too with anything you want to take action on! It works both ways!
How to sign up for Pocket Protest on Whatsapp:
Tell us a bit about yourself, you have to be 18 to join up for this but we will have a Pocket Protest for under 18s soon, email [email protected] for more info.