Online Activism Conference Report

Thanks to everyone who joined the Amnesty UK London Online Activism Conference on Saturday 17 July 2021 from 14.00 to 17.00 BST.

For more information, please read the full report, which you can download in printable document format (PDF) at the bottom of this page. 


Please follow the links below to video recordings (where available) of the conference plenary and breakout sessions.

14.00-14.20: [Watch on YouTube:]

Opening Q&A session with Abby Grant, Amnesty UK Board Member, and Sacha Deshmukh, the new Interim Chief Executive of Amnesty UK.

14.20-15.05: []

Securing Human Rights in the UK panel discussion with:

  • Clare Moseley, Founder of Care4Calais.

  • Donatella Rovera, Senior Crisis Response Advisor at Amnesty International.

  • Sacha Deshmukh, Interim Chief Executive at Amnesty UK.

  • Tim Gee, Human Rights in the UK Priority Campaign Manager at Amnesty UK.


Break 1 to prepare breakout rooms.


Campaigns around the world. Choose one of five engaging sessions from Amnesty UK's Country Coordinators:

  1. Arbitrary detentions and human rights defenders in Venezuela (Javiera Martínez, Geraldine Chacón)
  2. Impacts of climate change on the people of South Asia (Jerry Allen, no recording available)
  3. Marginalising women, civil society and human rights in Turkey (Chris Ramsey)
  4. Protest and discrimination in Fortress Europe (Ulrike Schmidt)
  5. Women in South Asia (Ayesha Mehta, Cherry Bird, Nigina Istanakzai-Zarifi, Saania Munawar)

15.40-16.05: []

Thematic Networks: Children, Feminists, Rainbows and more! (Katherine Walton and Mike Quinn)

16.05-16.25: []

Activism in the time of COVID-19: Q&A session with activists sharing their experiences of organising under lockdown. (Alexis Hatto, Sara Birch, Ian Myson and Graham Minter)


Break 2 to prepare breakout rooms.


Rights, skills and workshops. Choose one of five options from Amnesty UK activists and staff:

  1. Children's Human Rights Network presentation (Anna Warren, no recording available)
  2. Community fundraising online and out of lockdown (Richard Glynn)
  3. New to social media and online engagement? (Simone Theiss)
  4. Regional community organising (Alexis Hatto, Ian Myson, Graham Minter)
  5. Socially distanced actions (Sara Birch, Hugh Sandeman)


Feedback, thanks and more networking opportunities.


Amnesty UK London Activism Conference 2021 Report.pdf
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