Semester 2 has been a weird one. I am perfectly happy to blame industrial action and snow for my lack of upkeep on the blog. Luckily the snow didn't stop us from hosting the Scottish Student Conference this year in partnership with Aberdeen Uni! We wanted to share some of the events and resources here … Continue reading Scottish Student Conference!
We've made it to the end of Semester One! Thanks to everybody who's been involved this semester. Whether you've come to meetings, campaigns, ceilidh's, or conferences, it's been lovely seeing new faces and working together to defend Human Rights. Before we head off home for the holidays, here are a few of the highlights from … Continue reading End of Semester Wrap-up
Our Refugee Rights campaign this year is focusing on refugees in Edinburgh and the UK. In our local community, we are fundraising for and supporting charities working in Edinburgh with refugees and asylum seekers, such as The Welcoming and Saheliya. We will also be holding an event next semester with talks, a short film and … Continue reading Refugee Rights Campaign
Hi all! First of all, I wanted to let you know that tomorrow is the Transgender Day of Remembrance. Please take time to honour those who have experienced violence, and lost their lives to Transphobia. We stand in solidarity with trans people. Secondly, we do have an event coming up tomorrow evening to raise money … Continue reading Scottish Activist Conference 2017
This week is Mental Health and Wellbeing week at the University of Edinburgh. You can find out more about the week here, and at our meeting this week we will be discussing our ‘Mental health is a human right’ campaign. This campaign is directed toward the University itself, and aims to directly benefit the students … Continue reading Mental health is a human right
This year we are campaigning to stop charter flight deportations and to raise awareness around the secretive policies surrounding them. This campaign is also raising awareness and organising against the use of detention centres. Charter flight deportations can be hard to know a lot about, and many are unaware they are even taking place. This is … Continue reading Campaign to end Mass Deportation and Detention
Hi everyone! Welcome to the relaunch of our site following a wee hiatus. This is just a Welcome post to help you get to know the committee and some of our goals for the year ahead! In March 2017 we elected our committee for the year! Congrats (again) to the following: Co-Presidents: Jordan McGuire, Raphael … Continue reading Get to know Amnesty 2017/18
Hi there! Some of you may already be aware that People & Planet have organised an occupation of the Old College quad in order to take a stance against the university's investment in fossil fuels and arms companies. We at EUAmnesty are totally on board! Preventing climate change and weapons trade? Sounds like our cup … Continue reading #divesttherested
Hi Amnesteam! As some of you may already be aware, we held our AGM tonight and elected our committee for next year. Exciting times! We've also made a c0uple of changes to our structure to allow everyone to feel a little less pressure in the running of the society. So, without further ado, your new … Continue reading AGM and New Committee!
Hey all! Wow, week four already? Time sure is flying by. It just so happens that this week our amnesteam are focused on bringing you a very exciting week of events. The proceeds from the week will go to Edinburgh Rape Crisis Centre (ERCC) who provide free and confidential support and advice to survivors of … Continue reading Equalise Week of Events