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Get involved in Amnesty International’s campaign

Amnesty International UK is one of the largest national sections in our global movement. Watch this video and read the text below to learn more.

Local activism is at the heart of our work. Since 1961, Amnesty International has grown from our founder’s call to action into a global movement of over 10 million people.

Amnesty International UK is one of the largest national sections in our global movement: 700,000 people in the UK take action on Amnesty campaigns, including our regular members, supporters and activists.

We have had a real impact on decision-makers and people in power. Watch the video above to see the response from the Conservative MP for Chelmsford and a minister at the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.

Our local groups, student groups and youth groups are an example of people power – supporting and running campaigns, representing Amnesty in their community or on campus, working with MPs and getting messages in the media.

  • Amnesty local groups – over 160 across the UK
  • Amnesty student groups – most universities have an Amnesty group on campus
  • Amnesty youth groups – for under 18s, set up at schools and colleges

Find a group near you

We also run networks people can join to share information and work on a specific issue together. These include:

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