Amnesty International is the world's biggest human rights organisation, with more than 2.2 million members. Amnesty International is independent of any government, political party, or religion. Amnesty International wants to see a world in which all people enjoy the rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards.
Amnesty Society at NUIG contributes aims to achieve this goal in two main ways:
By promoting awareness of human rights: primarily throughout the university. As well as campaigning on the issues of the day we are building a close knit network of students through fun events and activities. This varies from movie nights, discussions led by key activists, twists on traditional movie nights: think corporately responsible monopoly and human rights themed Scrabble!!
The areas we have focused on include mental health, the death penalty, LGBTI rights, women's rights, migrants rights, and homelessness.
If you would like to get involved, send us an email or feel free to join us at one of our events.
Follow the link to our Facebook with upcoming information about our next event:
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/165756623869989/