Amnesty International - Local Groups

10th November 2015

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What is a local group?

Local groups are vital to our work. Whether you're an old hand at grass roots campaigning, or you've never done anything like this at all, you'll enjoy meeting like-minded people and really making a difference.

'Since joining our friendly local group I have learned so much from other members about human rights, and they are interested to hear my views too'
Gregory Patrick Udeh, Wandsworth group, London

What local groups do

Local groups carry out a wide range of activities from campaigning on individuals to raising money for human rights. Most of the time groups work within their local area, engaging their communities in campaigns, but they also get together at annual Regional Conferences and at the AGM. 

By joining your local group you could be involved in:

  • Letter writing and other forms of action on behalf of individuals whose rights have been abused.
  • Raising awareness about human rights through your local press
  • Organising events and stalls and getting involved in local activities
  • Lobbying MPs and MEPs to hold the government to account on human rights
  • Campaigning on the issues that matter to you, including women's rights, torture and individuals at risk
  • Fundraising to support our work

Groups usually meet once a month and with more than 285 local groups across the UK, you are sure to find one that suits you.

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