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Activist?Groups

About?Local Groups

A Local Group is made up of members in a particular region who meet regularly to share their passion for defending human rights.??
Local groups receive regular information mail outs and are involved in activities such as:

  • Letter Writing on human rights appeal cases
  • Campaigning on behalf of prisoner of conscience cases
  • Campaigning on behalf of particular countries
  • Responding to Urgent Action requests
  • A wide range of interesting and social fundraising activities (eg, dinners, film nights, street stalls and more)

Being involved in an AI Local Group is a great way to meet like-minded people and to take practical action against human rights violations.
If you are interested in being involved in a Local Group, please contact the Activist Resource Centre or the convenor of a group near you.? If one does not already exist in your area, we would be happy to discuss starting your own Local Group.?

About Activist Groups

Activist Groups connect individuals who share a common interest, identity or expertise and organise their campaigning through a coordinator.? Some Activist Groups meet face-to-face while others rely on email to communicate.?
Probably the best known of our Activist Groups is the Urgent Action Network, where individuals?write letters in response to an urgent human rights situation.?Other Activist Groups include the?Parent's Group, the Refugee Group, the Women's Group, and the Speakers Team.? ?If you would like to join our Urgent Action Network, contact the Amnesty International Australia office in your area.?

You will need to be a member of Amnesty International or a Human Rights Defender to join an Activist Group.