Amnesty International at the George Washington University

A student-led chapter of Amnesty International at the George Washington University. We advocate for human rights and dignity for all.

Amnesty International at the George Washington University is a student-led chapter of Amnesty International working to educate the GW community about human rights violations around the world, and to take action to prevent and end them. We do this by not only bringing in human rights activists, professionals, and academic figures to campus to speak to students and engage them on critical human righ

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Amnesty International E-Board Application 04/16/2019

Hey everyone! We now have two executive board positions open and we'd love for anyone who is interested to apply! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1pjuXj3lYT3g5ji-XRfXiquEa3IdLn6CFnTHBOr2XXoI/viewform?ts=5caf85ef&edit_requested=true

Amnesty International E-Board Application Please fill out this form if you are interested in joining the Amnesty International at GWU team! We are looking for a community outreach chair (someone who is interested in communicating with Amnesty headquarters and other organizations to plan events) and a social media director (someone who is in...

Photos from Amnesty International at the George Washington University's post 02/22/2019

Thanks to everyone who was able to come to our and GW Reporters Without Borders’ documentary screening last night! If you missed the event but still want to be involved with Amnesty, we’re hosting a letter writing campaign this coming Tuesday the 26th!

We’ll be meeting in the Shenkman Hall community room at 7:00 to write letters to imprisoned journalists and activists. We hope to see you there!

02/21/2019

Hey there everybody! Friendly reminder that our first event of the semester is coming up tonight at 7:10 in SMPA 302! We’ve partnered up with GW Reporters Without Borders to screen the Syrian war documentary “City of Ghosts”. We hope to see you there!

Become an Amnesty Decoder 04/04/2018

Hello everyone! In our increasingly digitalized age, targeted harassment of women on social media platforms has become more and more common. Unfortunately, many of these websites/apps have not taken adequate action to prevent the spread of hateful and violent posts. In order to foster a safer social media environment, Amnesty International has launched the Troll Patrol Program.

With the help of thousands of online volunteers, Amnesty International will track, analyze, and report instances of hate speech directed towards women on Twitter. If you would like to get involved with this program, please click this link and follow the simple, on-screen instructions.

https://decoders.amnesty.org/projects/troll-patrol

We thank you for your time, effort, and dedication to creating a more positive social media experience for women!

Become an Amnesty Decoder Help Amnesty researchers analyse hundreds of thousands of tweets to track abuse against women online. It takes just a few minutes to sign up, and as little as 30 seconds to start detecting online abuse. Decoders is people power at its best – sign up now.

02/20/2018

Are you interested in learning more about the ongoing Rohingya crisis in Myanmar? Would you like to learn how to contribute to the anti-genocide efforts that are currently being implemented by Amnesty International to stop the crisis?

If so, please join the GW chapter of Amnesty International for a meeting tomorrow, February 20th, from 6 pm to 7 pm, where we will be discussing the Rohingya crisis at length. We will be hosting the meeting in Phillips Hall room 108. See you there!

10/14/2017

Thank you so much to everyone who has submitted their Executive Board Applications to us! Because we understand that it's midterm season, we have decided to extend the application due date by one week- so it is now due October 20th. If you've already submitted your application, expect to hear from us this week.

We will be having our October GBM on Thursday the 26th! (there will be FREE PIZZA)so be sure to drop by! We will be posting location and GBM topic later this week.

Until then - good luck on midterms colonials!!

10/03/2017

Thank you so much everyone who came to our first GBM of the semester Thursday! Stay tuned for more events to come soon, and if you're interested in becoming more involved with GW Amnesty, we're looking for more e-board members!

This semester we're looking for two freshmen representatives. Click the link below for our application! You must be signed into your GWEmail on your browser to view the application. Please let us know at [email protected] if you have any questions, or message us here on Facebook. Applications will be due Friday, October 13th.

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05/09/2017

Amnesty International USA is protesting at the Russian Ambassador's residence in D.C., bringing attention to human rights abuses against gay and bisexual men in Chechnya.

Timeline photos 03/06/2017

Same hate & fear. New packaging. We encourage you to reach out to your congressmen and resist this new executive order. Call 1-855-923-6687 now! For more info and tips about what to say, text AMNESTY to 21333

BREAKING: Same hate & fear. New packaging. President Donald J. Trump's new executive order is still a threat to human rights. Call 1-855-923-6687 now! http://bit.ly/SameHateEO

Timeline photos 03/01/2017

Thank you everyone who stopped by last night's Not Alone Letter Writing Event with GW Reporters Without Borders! We're so glad everyone could come out for such an important cause, and we hope you all had a great time. Be sure to stay tuned for more events to come after spring break!

02/28/2017

Join Amnesty International and Reporters Without Borders TONIGHT in Monroe 110 from 7:30-9:30 to write letters to imprisoned journalist around the world! There are currently over 250 journalist abroad who are imprisoned for bringing the truth to people. These letters will be sent to either them or their families to remind them that people around the world are still supporting them. Hope to see you there!

02/03/2017

Update: We're currently warming up in the basement of District. Heading to the next protest in 15 minutes! We have signs! Message us if you have any questions or difficulties!

02/03/2017

Reminder! Today Amnesty International USA will be hosting a vigil protest at 5:30! Meet at the White House.

At 6:15, E board members will be in Kogan Plaza to meet for the WERK in Solidarity protest. From Kogan we will all head to the Trump Hotel together for the protest.

Come prepared for the cold, and don't hesitate to comment or message this page if you are running late or have any questions!

America, will you be okay? 02/01/2017

Amnesty GW stands in solidarity with our fellow GW student who was recently deported under the Trump administration’s new immigration laws. We find it disgraceful that a student’s opportunity for education is being taken away due to the xenophobic nature of the executive order signed last week.
Everyone is welcome here.
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America, will you be okay? When I was 5 years old, I remember laughing at American cartoons on Cartoon Network. When I was 9 years old, I remember being starstruck by the escapades of Hannah Montana. When I was 12, I remember listening to Taylor Swift. When I was 14, I remember making a list of American universities I wanted…

09/15/2016

Hi everyone!

Thank you for joining us at our first meeting! We look forward to seeing you at future events.

We also invite you, if you're interested, to apply to an E-Board position.

Here are the available positions:

- Freshman Representative
- Treasurer
- Event Manager
- Social Media Manager
- External Relations

Please email [email protected] or [email protected] to receive an application. Please then send the completed application back to either one of us by Sunday, September 18th at 11:59 pm.

Thank you!

04/10/2016

Please join GW Reporters Without Borders as they host Vanessa Berhe, whose uncle, Seyoum Tsehaye, has been imprisoned since 2001. Tsehaye is an Eritrean journalist who has joined countless other journalists who have been imprisoned under Eritrea's oppressive regime. Eritrea consistently ranks last on the World Press Freedom Index and Berhe is seeking to raise awareness of these deplorable conditions and the many journalists imprisoned for years, some of whom have died in prison. She will be discussing her project One Day Seyoum.

DPE Presents: "On the Front Lines of Women's Rights in the DRC" with Julienne Lusenge 04/04/2016

Join us tonight for an event we are co-sponsoring!

Delta Phi Epsilon Professional Foreign Service Sorority and Amnesty International USA present: "On the Front Lines of Women's Rights in the Democratic Republic of the Congo," a Conversation with Julienne Lusenge. The event is co-sponsored by the GW African Student Association, Sigma Iota Rho Honors Fraternity, the GW chapter of Amnesty International, Amnesty International Capitol Hill Group 211, and Amnesty International D.C. Africa Group. RSVP on Eventbrite to guarantee your spot: http://bit.ly/1Ui6MPE

Read Julienne Lusenge's bio below:
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Julienne Lusenge began her career as a radio-journalist, documenting horrifying sexual abuse and children’s rights violations at the hands of warring parties in Eastern Congo-DRC. When war broke out in the late 1990s, she and her colleagues founded an organization dedicated to defending and promoting women’s rights in eastern DRC: Solidarité Féminine pour la Paix et le Développement Intégral (SOFEPADI). SOFEPADI began with no funding; it was driven by the sheer will of Madame Lusenge and her colleagues to help women caught in the crossfire of war. Today, SOFEPADI continues to help survivors of sexual violence to access support and bring perpetrators to justice.

In 2007, Ms. Lusenge launched a second organization, Le Fonds pour les Femmes Congolaises (FFC), which works to strengthen local Congolese women’s groups working to ensue women’s rights to physical integrity, economic justice, and participation in decision-making spaces. FFC also began with no funding, but has since received grants from all over the world. FFC continues to make incredible progress in areas including sexual and gender-based violence, HIV/AIDS, economic empowerment, and women’s leadership and participation in politics.

Ms. Lusenge has been an advocate locally and on the international stage for decades, making a difference in women’s and children’s lives wherever she goes. Currently, she is focused on seeking access to local justice for survivors of sexual violence in the DRC. In 2013, she was honored by the French government with the Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur (Knight of the Legion of Honor). In 2015, she spoke in front of the UN Security Council, arguing for women to be included at the table for peace talks. Despite unimaginable hardships in achieving her goals throughout her life, Ms. Lusenge has become one of the strongest and most respected advocate for women and girls in eastern DRC and across the world.

DPE Presents: "On the Front Lines of Women's Rights in the DRC" with Julienne Lusenge Delta Phi Epsilon Professional Foreign Service Sorority and Amnesty International USA present: "On the Front Lines of Women's Rights in the Democratic Republic of the Congo," a Conversation with Julienne Lusenge. The event is co-sponsored by the GW African Student Association, Sigma Iota Rho Honors…

Timeline photos 03/09/2016

Don't forget to vote today!!!!

Timeline photos 03/09/2016

Amnesty International is proud to be a part of this collective endorsement. Go out and vote tomorrow!!

Collective Endorsement Application 03/04/2016

Running for any positions in Student Association at The George Washington University (SA)? This year Amnesty International at the George Washington University, Association of Q***r Women and Allies - AQWA, GW Students for Sensible Drug Policy, PSU, Green GW, GW Human Services Student Organization - HSSO, Lean In at The George Washington University, and Students for Education Reform GW will be endorsing together in efforts to elect intersectional progressive students from diverse backgrounds to represent and advocate for student needs. Apply by Sunday, March 6th at 11:59pm!

https://docs.google.com/a/gwmail.gwu.edu/forms/d/16tkyzAQFb1YDqoHZpLcgRFE1JLrYNLeUxZL7Ls3KoSA/viewform?c=0&w=1

Collective Endorsement Application For the past two years progressive student organizations at the George Washington University have come together to collectively endorse candidates running for the GWU Student Association to demonstrate united support and put more power behind organizational endorsements. This year Amnesty Internatio…

02/19/2016

Albert Woodfox is FREE after 43 years in solitary confinement! Thank you to everyone who worked hard for his release.

02/03/2016

Hi fellow Amnesty Members! Not sure if you've seen the posters around campus, but tonight we are having our first GBM of the semester! Join us at the MSSC at 9:15 as we discuss Guantanamo!

01/19/2016

Hey Amnesty Members! Hope your semester is going well!!! The E-board invites you to our first GBM on Jan. 27th, focusing on Guantanamo. More details to come! Hope to see you there!

12/24/2015

Happy Holidays Amnesty Members! Hope you have a fun, relaxing time with family and friends!! We look forward to seeing you at upcoming events next year! 🎄🎁🕍🎊🎉2️⃣0️⃣1️⃣6️⃣

11/11/2015

Just a reminder that tomorrow (Wednesday, Nov. 11th) we are having our annual Write-a-Thon in MSSC First Floor, from 8-9! Hope to see you there!!...Plus there's pizza!

10/26/2015

Update: we are in 414 not 415!! See you at 8!

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