Ethical Activism

Ethical Activism
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On this page you can find all you need to know to make sure you can deliver safe, ethical activism.

Some learning will be self-lead using online courses, other will be facilitated training that you can book on to. These might not always be available.

Information and self-paced learning

 

Fundamental Activist Skills

Learn a variety of basic skills to being an effective activist from our colleagues at Amnesty Australia. Whether you are new to activism or have been an activist for decades these helpful guides can help build your knowledge and help you feel more confident.

Data protection

Protect your data, protect your rights! Learn why it is essential to have a number of protections in place when working with the data of other activists, donors or partners.

Safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults

Visit Amnesty International UK’s safeguarding page to make sure you’re working with young people, children and vulnerable adults in a safe way.

Self-care for activists

Staying Resilient While Trying to Save the World series “A Well-Being Workbook for Youth Activists”. Created with and for youth activists, this workbook supports self-care and sustainable activism.
 

Facilitated learning

Football Welcomes - Engaging Refugee Women and Girls 

AIUK's online training session on engaging Refugee Women and Girls in partnership with The FA, focuses on the role of football in creating more welcoming communities, barriers to participation for refugee women and girls, making your football sessions accessible and being inclusive.

The training will provide you with opportunities to network, as well as various interactive tasks to increase your knowledge and understanding so that you can successfully deliver football sessions with and for refugee women and girls. Read more about Football Welcomes here.

 

Community Organising Training

The Community Organising team will provide facilitation for your group on how to effectively organise in your community and use all the tools at your disposal to drive change.

 

Ethics training

This training will provide you with a clear understanding of the ethical responsibility Amnesty as an organisation has when working with individuals; to understand and explore the issues we face when working with or on cases; and to provide policies - and guidance on how to practically apply those policies to your own work with and for individuals, and when using images and testimony.

 

Safeguarding Training (essential for Lead Activists)

To make sure you’re working with young people, children and vulnerable adults in a safe way please take this training from the NSPCC. It will guide you through things to look out for and how to take action if you have concerns.

 
Data Protection Training (essential for Lead Activists)

Protect your data, protect your rights! Learn why it is essential to have a number of protections in place when working with the data of other activists, donors or partners.

 
Training on Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access (essential for Lead Activists)

This introductory learning session will look at the core principles of equity, diversity, inclusion and anti-racism.
Learners will explore the contemporary language of inclusion, gain a greater understanding of individual privilege and the impact it has on their roles, as well take part in constructive conversations on what anti-racism means for AIUK.

 

Lead Activists will have been invited to access our internal learning platform where you can access this. If you are a Lead Activist who does not have an invite to the above three courses and believe you should, please contact activism@amnesty.org.uk