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Human Rights Activist

Human Rights/Justice

Human Rights Activist

Amnesty International Galway


At a Glance

  • Start Date:01/10/2021
  • End Date:31/10/2022
  • Closing date:31/10/2022
  • Post Updated:19/10/2021
  • Min Hours:
  • Role Type:Lobbying/Campaigns

Requirements:Interest in Human Rights Issues


Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 8 million people who take injustice personally. We are campaigning for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all.

In Ireland, our 18,000 members campaign on issues like prisoners of conscience, forced disappearances, defending human rights defenders, reproductive rights, ending torture and protecting migrant & refugee rights, among others. We are independent of any political ideology, economic interest or religion. We are funded by our members and supporters alone.

Amnesty International in Galway are an active volunteer group who meet every week on Mondays, on Zoom, at 6pm. We campaign on issues such as Refugee Rights, Individuals at Risk, Human Rights Defenders, Prisoners of Conscience, Forced Disappearances, LGBTI Rights and for an end to the Death Penalty. We are looking for volunteers for the new academic year to become activists online especially signing petitions and sharing Human Rights cases on Social media 

In December of each year we take part in the Write for Rights campaign, where 10 cases of Human Rights violations are chosen and with other activists and human rights supporters we petition those 10 governments to end the violations. We are particularly looking for volunteers available for the Galway Christmas Market in Eyre Square from 10th December- 17th December 2021.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer with us, please sign up here online. 

Is training provided?: No

Tasks that the volunteer(s) will be expected to undertake:

  • Attend weekly meetings at Irish Centre for Human Rights/House Hotel/Zoom
  • Be active on the Amnesty Galway social media pages

  • Pursue independent human rights activism

Skills required for this role:

  • Keen interest in human rights (essential)
  • Enthusiasm for campaigning and activism (essential)
  • Knowledge of human rights law (desirable)
  • Computer literacy (desirable)
  • English language skills (desirable)

Details of time commitment needed for role:
Monday evenings at 6.00pm

Minimum time commitment per week:
1 hour p/week

Additional screening required for this role:


If you have any questions about this role please feel free to get in touch:

Name: Gerri Creegan

Address: Amnesty International Galway, Irish Centre for Human Rights, NUI Galway


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