We’d love to welcome you to the annual Amnesty UK Thematic Networks Conference!
This year’s conference is on the Refugee Crisis because we feel, now more than ever, the time has come to take the refugee crisis personally. Instead of tackling one of the worst humanitarian emergencies of our time, our government has closed its eyes and turned away. Instead of finding solutions, it is letting fear and racism poison public debate.
Amnesty UK’s Thematic Networks have a plan to speak out for refugees rights and want you to join us!
So whatever your experience of Amnesty and human rights - whether you’re a seasoned campaigner or completely new to us - this day is for you! All you need is a commitment to human rights and the desire to play a part in the development of the Amnesty Networks.
The conference is open to all members of Amnesty UK’s three thematic networks:
Children's Human Rights Network
LGBTI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex) Network
Women's Action Network
If you are not a member of a Network, that is not a problem! Sign up to the Networks here for free (you may sign up for more than one).
However, for this conference you may only register once so please choose which network you wish to be a delegate for - as we will be running one concurrent workshop specific to each network. Most of the day will be in either plenary, or various workshops you may opt in for on the day.
You'll have the chance to:
Understand more about Amnesty and the Thematic Networks
Learn from and ask questions to an expert panel on “The Refugee Crisis: A Global Responsibility. Can the UK do more?”
Find out how to campaign for Refugee Rights in the UK
Experience Amnesty’s democratic processes in action
Meet like-minded people
If you are an individual member of Amnesty International UK, you'll be able to take part in elections for your Network(s) Committee members. Join here if you haven't already.
If you're not an individual member, you can still attend the conference and observe the elections. There'll also be the chance to sign up on the day.
We will post more information about the elections shortly.
Tube: Old Street (exit 2, toward Great Eastern Street) or Liverpool Street (Bishopsgate West exit). The HRAC is a 5 minute walk from either station.
There is a bike hire/return point directly outside the building.
If you have any questions about the conference, please email the network committees at:-