About us

We are one the biggest, friendliest and most dynamic Amnesty Groups in London. We hold one monthly main meeting on the second Wednesday of each month, where we discuss ongoing campaigns, activities and write letters. We also have a number of sub-groups who are dedicated to a particular campaigns.

Key facts:

Where we meet: our regular meeting place is at the Human Rights Action Centre in Shoreditch.

Who we are: a mixture of people from all backgrounds and ages.

What we do: we hold letter writing evenings for specific campaigns; we stage events such as quizzes or comedy nights to raise money; attend various festivals to highlight human rights issues; and have a strong presence at the annual street collection.

Want to know more:

New members please contact us at newmembers@ihag.org.uk

Follow us on Twitter: amnesty_ihag

Find us on Facebook: Amnesty International Hackney & Islington Local Group

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3 Responses

  1. Hello,

    I’m an intern with Women for Women International and we have an event coming up that your supporters and beneficiaries may be interested in. If so, could you kindly share the details of it in an upcoming e-newsletter.

    Thank you so much for your support. Please feel free to email me with questions.

    Warm Regards,
    Tenley

    Oxfam and Women for Women International host:

    CONGO: Stronger Women, Stronger Nations
    6th July, 7-9pm, at Amnesty International (17-25 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EA)

    Congo presents one of the world’s deadliest emergencies. Since 1998, over five million people have died. The conflict is characterised by endemic levels of sexual violence. Indeed in just the first nine months of 2009 there were 7,500 reported cases of rape in eastern Congo alone. The situation is so extreme that Margot Wallström, the UN’s special representative on sexual violence in conflict, has recently called Congo “the rape capital of the world.”

    Women in Congo carry the heaviest of burdens. They suffer rape, violence, torture, are forced to flee their homes, and many watch two, four, even seven children die from preventable illnesses. Yet in the midst of all this the women of Congo are standing strong, holding families and communities together, and playing a vital role in bringing peace to their country.

    Hear from an expert panel discussing the impact of the Congo conflict on women and the vital role that women are playing in building a stable country. Panel members will include:
    • Christine Karumba – Women for Women International, Congo Country Director
    • Sam Roddick – Human Rights Activist, recently visited the Congo
    • Susan Schulman – Human Rights Photo Journalist and winner of this year’s Amnesty Media Award
    • Judith Wanga – from the BBC 3 documentary Congo: Most dangerous place in the world to be a women

    The panel will take questions from the audience.

    Tickets are £3 unwaged, £5 waged. Entry is by pre-registration only. To register for a place, please contact khughes@womenforwomen.org with “CONGO: Stronger Women, Stronger Nations” as the email subject. Payment can be made at the door.

  2. I would look to organise a knitting protest outside the Sudanese Embassy making baby clothes and blanket squares for Myriam’s baby who was born with her mother in chains.

    • Hi Louise,

      Sorry for the delayed reply and thank you for your interest. Have you made any progress with your plan for the protest? We can circulate information to our group and through our social media sites if you are going ahead with this?

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