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Amnesty International

About Amnesty International The Netherlands

Amnesty International is a worldwide movement of more than 7 million people who campaign for internationally recognized human rights to be respected and protected for everyone. At the Dutch section of Amnesty International currently work around 160 people, of which 60 people on a voluntary basis. We conduct research on human rights abuses, lobby at the Dutch parliamentary to put human rights on the national and international agenda and inform journalists about human right abuses. We do fundraising to collect the financial means for our research and campaigns and call upon our Dutch supporters to take action and help to protect people’s human rights across the world.

About the workshop:

[What you always wanted to know about human rights in practice, but were afraid to ask.] During this one and a half hour workshop, we will dive deeper into the practice of human rights. Although human rights are written down in legal agreements, we have to make sure governments and other powerful groups keep their promises. During this workshop, participants are asked to put on their ‘human-rights glasses’ to take a closer look at the world around them from a human rights’ perspective. Because what do human rights mean to our daily lives? Are human rights currently under pressure? For example, is there a shrinking space for civil society? And what does this mean for Amnesty’s daily practices?