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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. Access self-led online courses at any time and, when available, you can register in Amnesty's facilitated training below.


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.


Self-care for activists

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


Football Welcomes - Engaging Refugee Women and Girls

Our Football Welcomes programme celebrates the contribution players with a refugee background make to the beautiful game, and the positive role football can play in bringing people together and creating more welcoming communities. 

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.

Find out more about Football Welcomes.


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. Please get in touch with your Community Organiser if you'd like to know more.


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.


Data protection (essential for Lead Activists)

You may be asked to complete online data protection training by the Amnesty team to learn why it is essential to have a number of protections in place when working with the data of other activists, donors or partners. You can also access our protect your data, protect your rights! resources for data protection guidance.


Safeguarding Training (essential for Lead Activists)

You may be asked to complete online safeguarding training by the team at Amnesty International UK to make sure you’re working with young people, children and vulnerable adults in a safe way. If you want to know more about safeguarding or have any questions, visit Amnesty International UK’s safeguarding page ​​​​​.


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 register to our internal learning platform where you can access this. If you are a Lead Activist, did not receive an invite to the 3 essential courses above and believe you should have, please contact