Human Rights Action - Amnesty International
Georgetown Human Rights Action – Amnesty International
March: International Women’s Rights
As an extension of International Women's Day on March 8, HRA-AI is focusing on women's human rights for the month of March. In conflict zones, developing countries, and here in the United States, a variety of human rights abuses are predominantly and pervasively committed on women and girls. With the help of other Georgetown Law student groups and fellowship programs, HRA-AI will spend this month spreading knowledge about these gendered atrocities, highlighting the important accomplishments in the field of women's human rights, and hosting Georgetown Law's first International Women's Day Symposium on Friday, March 21. Check out our website for more information on women's human rights and upcoming events.
We are always open to welcoming new members to HRA-AI, no matter what time of year! Check out the calendar on our website for a list of upcoming committee meetings and events. Feel free to explore as many committees as you'd like, and reach out to the committee chairs if you have any questions!
Also, we are currently in the process of electing our 2014-15 board. If you are interested in facilitating students' interests in human rights, working closely with GULC administration and practitioners, and further engaging in human rights initiatives, we encourage you to apply! The link to the application is on our website.
Georgetown Human Rights Action-Amnesty International is an umbrella organization comprised of students committed to human rights in global and local communities. We believe in taking action to combat de-humanizing policies, practices, and rhetoric, whether they occur in the urban centers of the United States or the rural sections of the developing world. In pursuit of this goal, we organize advocacy campaigns, educational events, fact-finding missions, and other forms of direct action. We also engage in work with other human rights organizations, including a particular relationship with Amnesty USA, to support their campaigns and efforts to ensure individuals across the world have human rights protections. We strive to give a voice to the unheard and put a face on the unseen victims of abuse.
Ways to get involved
Amnesty International Campaigns
Anti-Human Trafficking Committee
Committee for Human Rights in Latin America (CHARLA)
Human Rights Institute Initiatives
Refugee Assistance Program (RAP) & Iraqi Refugee Assistance Program (IRAP)
Wrongful Convictions Committee
And additional ad-hoc programming!
For more information, contact