We are the Southampton University Affiliated Amnesty International Student group. Amnesty International is an organisation which works independently and impartially to promote respect for all the rights set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Within the Southampton Amnesty group, we aim to raise awareness and money for a range of issues by organising events, fundraisers and campaigns.
About Amnesty InternationalThis society aims to campaign against oppression, persecution and injustice. We are also committed to fundraising for human rights causes. However, passionate, it is a relaxed society open to new ideas and welcomes anyone interested to join!
We meet weekly and our meetings can include discussing around a particular campaign or having human rights speakers talk. Past issues we have covered include; refugees, stop torture, the arms trade, LGBTQ+ rights and women's rights.
Safe space policy:
Our society is committed to creating a safe, tolerant, and inclusive environment. We encourage debate and expect all members to be able to discuss (non harmful) conflicting viewpoints respectfully. All members should use appropriate and respectful language when speaking, and respect others’ point of view when listening.
Membership Fee Information
These are the current membership fees offered by Amnesty International, although many clubs and societies offer a free period for new members to try out their activities.
|Year Membership||FREE||01/10/2019 - 01/09/2020||Access to all group meetings, events & campaigns and correspondance relating to our activities.|
All clubs and societies within the Students' Union are run entirely by students. The student committee for Amnesty International this year are:
- Philippa Henderson Slater
- Sascha Pare
- Rhiannon Jones
- Louisa Bradshaw
- Amy Rowsell
- Rosslyn O'Donoghue
Health & Safety
All clubs & societies are required to risk assess their activity to ensure it is carried out in a safe manner for members. Current risk assessments for Amnesty International are available to view below