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Human Rights Activist

Human Rights/Justice

Human Rights Activist

Amnesty International Galway


At a Glance

  • Start Date:08/09/2020
  • End Date:01/09/2021
  • Closing date:01/09/2021
  • Post Updated:08/09/2020
  • Min Hours:2
  • Role Type:Lobbying/Campaigns

Requirements:Interest in Human Rights Issues


Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 7 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 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.

Amnesty International in Galway are an active volunteer group who meet every week in the Irish Centre for Human Rights/House Hotel on Mondays at 6pm. At present we meet weekly on Zoom at 6pm on Mondays. We campaign on issues such as Refugee Rights, Individuals at Risk, Sexual and Reproductive Rights, Human Rights Defenders, LGBTI Rights and Anti-death penalty. We are looking for volunteers for the new academic year to help organise events on a range of human rights issues including film screenings, conferences, street actions, petitioning, Write for Rights letter writing marathon (Christmas Market) and fundraising. You will be expected to attend meeting on Monday at 6pm on Zoom or if in person, at the Irish Centre for Human Rights, NUI Galway (Yellow building opposite cathedral on Earls Island). Interested volunteers please sign up here online. 

Is training provided?: Yes

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

  • Attend weekly meetings at Irish Centre for Human Rights/House Hotel/Zoom

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:
2 hour p/week


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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