About this group

St Albans Amnesty Group
St Albans Amnesty International Group photo at the February 2017 meeting.

Welcome to the St Albans group of Amnesty International.

We meet every second Wednesday of the month at 7:30 pm at the Friends Meeting House, 7 Upper Lattimore Road, St Albans, AL1 3UD, except in August when there is no meeting

Some of the members have been working for AIUK for many years (all members are volunteers) but some have joined recently.

At each meeting, campaign actions, referred to groups by AIUK, are introduced. Background details are circulated for the writing of individual campaign letters at home and there are usually campaign letters for the group to sign jointly, including an action relating to the current month. There is discussion of current political and human rights issues and of fund-raising for AIUK. From time to time we invite guest speakers.

The group has adopted certain human rights areas for continuous attention and individual group members look after individual areas.

The group aims to:

  • campaign with letter writing and lobbying

  • raise local awareness about human rights

  • organise events and stalls

  • fundraise

The present members hold office in the group:

Chair:                 Rotates through experienced members

Secretary:          Louise Chick

Treasurer:          Penny Williams

Media Officer:    Maria Harlan

 

If you decide to stay with the group there is a small annual group subscription, which at present is £7.50 waged and £3.50 unwaged.

Amnesty International UK campaigns which this group acts upon:

Womens Rights in Afghanistan

Death Penalty
Stop Torture
Control Arms
Forced Evictions
My Body, My Rights
Asylum, Refugees, Migrants

Country Campaigning:

Gulf States
Israel/Occupied Palestinian Territories
Syria
Central America

Our adopted individual at risk: 

Fray Tomas  Gonzalez in Mexico