About this group
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
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
My Body, My Rights
Asylum, Refugees, Migrants
Israel/Occupied Palestinian Territories
Our adopted individual at risk:
Fray Tomas Gonzalez in Mexico