We're looking for human rights activists!

Amnesty International, Uppsala Distrikt

Where?Uppsala
When?Helg, Kväll/Natt
How?Kontinuerligt uppdrag
Why?Internationellt arbete i Sverige, Mänskliga rättigheter, Upplysning och folkbildning
What?Information och kommunikation, Opinionsbildning/aktivism

Amnesty International’s Uppsala District is looking for human rights activists! We live in an increasingly polarized time with shrinking space for human rights. So, it’s more important than ever to fight together against human rights violations all over the world!

In Uppsala, there are four English speaking Amnesty groups. We have the Student Group, which only is open to students at the university. They organize pub quizes, pub crawls and more at the nations, they do campaigns at the different campuses, and they work specifically with violations against students.

We also have the Group for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, which welcomes anyone who is interested in ESC issues. That might include women’s rights, lgbtqi-rights, minorities, company’s responsibilities etc. They write letters to authorities, organize campaigns and more. At the moment they work with a case in Guatemala.

Moreover, we also have the Women’s Rights Group. They focus solely on issues regarding women’s rights, and have organized a lot of lectures and movie nights. They also usually do something fun during holidays, such as Amnesty Trick’n Treating, or Amnesty Easter Eggs.

And finally, we hade The Uppsala Business Group, that put pressure on companies around the world to follow human rights.

Within these groups you’ll have, as an activist, great possibilities to work in the form and with the intensity that suit you. You’ll learn a great deal about human rights issues, as well as getting practical training in project leadership and team work. Moreover, you’ll of course get the opportunity to meet a bunch of super chill activists!

We'll help you find the right group for you!

Specific requirements and information: 
You don't need any specific education or experience; we'll teach you everything you need to know! All positions in Uppsala concern voluntary work. If you’re interested in a job position or an internship at Amnesty, you must contact the head office in Stockholm. Note however, that the working language usually is Swedish in that context.
Minimum time commitment: 
1 hour per week.
When and where will the volunteering take place: 
The groups usually meet once every second week during evenings and/or week-ends somewhere in Uppsala. Between these meetings, the group members work independently. You can choose how active you wish to be and how much responsibility you wish to take on.
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