Local group campaigning
We work to ensure that you have all the resources and support required to campaign effectively in your local area. Here you can download what we hope are useful resources, and find out about what local groups have been getting up to over the past few months.
- Groups news
- Online resources
- Create your own website (you will need your local groups password to find out more. Don't have a password?)
To keep us updated on your own activities, please email email@example.com or call +44 (0)20 7033 1675
This summer Amnesty groups around the country turned their square or playground into Tiananmen Square to show solidarity for the victims of the infamous crackdown twenty years ago.
Among the Amnesty local groups who held vigils or set up stalls to mark the anniversary were those in Leeds, Minehead, Romsey, Hornsey and Wood Green, South Molton, Watford, Derby, Glossop, Buckingham, Haywards Heath, Midwarks, Sheffield and Worcester, Corby and Kettering, West Cumbria, Oxford University, Oxford city, Portchester , Blackheath and Greenwich, Bury St Edmunds and Carlisle.
- Check out their slideshows
- Download Groups News to find out more about this and other group activities
We have a wide range of resources available to order. To access them, register with MyAmnesty as a local group member. You will need to get the local groups password from your chair or secretary.
- Letter writing guide
- How to Lobby your MP
- Fundraising guide (pdf)
- Effective campaigning (pdf)
- Organising an event
- A list of all groups (pdf)
Registering on the site also allows you to submit your event to our event listings
Our active learning programme aims to enable activists to share and gain knowledge, skills and enthusiasm. Our network of 60 trainers across the UK supports local groups to become more creative and effective in their campaigning and fundraising activities.
Inviting a trainer to facilitate a participative session can be a lively and enjoyable way to find out more about our key campaigns and how you can take action effectively. Our trainers are all experienced, active Amnesty members and understand Amnesty local groups. They facilitate a wide variety of workshops. Some develop general campaigning skills, such as letter writing, getting in your local media and lobbying your MP. Others, like our Demand Dignity workshops, help to prepare groups to get involved in our campaigns. A full list of current workshops is available here.
All workshops last between 60 - 90 minutes. You can negotiate exact content with your trainer, who will adapt and tailor the information to suit the needs of your group. Trainers deliver workshops at group meetings and regional events, including regional conferences. All workshops are FREE.
'The workshop was very interesting, fruitful and useful.'
Leicester group on 'Writing for Rights' workshop
'A powerful presentation - it made up think and fired us up.'
Glossop group on 'Demand Dignity' workshop
'Very interesting, interactive and good outcomes for our group.'
Marvellous Meetings, Formby and Southport
To find out more and to book a trainer contact the training team:
Tel: +44 (0)207 033 1567/1668