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
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
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
Edinburgh amnesteam are home! It was a long journey, believe us, but definitely worthwhile. The second day of student conference was just as exciting as the first. We kicked things off with a plenary from Amnesty UK's refugee and migrant rights programme director, Steve Symonds. We saw that, while the focus in recent years has … Continue reading Student Conference: Sunday
This weekend, fifteen of our Edinburgh amnesteam found ourselves in London for the 2015 Amnesty Student Conference. We attended a panel discussing the campaign to decriminalise abortion in Ireland and Northern Ireland. It's safe to way that we all learned a lot about the impact of the eighth amendment on the lives of women. The amendment … Continue reading Student Conference: Saturday
What a weekend! The fourth annual Scottish Student Conference took place at Edinburgh University the past weekend, and we were very excited to be joined by AI enthusiasts from unis all over Scotland including Glasgow, Strathclyde, Aberdeen and QMU. Day 1 The weekend began on a very hard-hitting human rights issue, that of the organ … Continue reading AIUK Scottish Student Conference 2014
Love is a human right, and on Valentine's Day, Edinburgh University Amnesty threw the amazing EQUAL LOVE PARTY to celebrate this in style! With rainbow wedding cake, a polaroid photo booth, marriages conducted by our very own priest Silas McGilvray, neon fact paint and glow sticks galore all to the sounds of a brilliant DJ... … Continue reading ♥ EQUAL LOVE PARTY ♥
**2014 Matters is an event focussing on the global and human rights impact of Scottish Independence. Though not organising the talk, our society was invited to attend the debate and run a stall. The following blog is by Anne T. Zerr, please note that opinions stated are those of the author and may differ from … Continue reading 2014 Matters: Justice in Foreign Policy, Immigration and Human Rights
We are excited to announce that Edinburgh Uni Amnesty society will be hosting AIUK's Scottish Student Conference 2014! You can take a look at our Facebook event below for more info https://www.facebook.com/events/276029209214026/?fref=ts And confirm your attendance via eventbrite http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/aiuk-scottish-student-conference-2014-edinburgh-tickets-10336533851 Issues we are going to be focussing on will be - LGBT rights - Slavery - … Continue reading Scottish Student Conference is coming!!
In November we put on a "Jamnesty" night at our Students' Union, where local bands came and played for us, and we had a raffle. We managed to raise almost £400!