The Oxford University Amnesty International Society is Oxford University’s branch of the largest human rights organisation in the world, committed to exposing human rights abuses and mobilising people and governments to end them. Our purpose is aligned with Amnesty International's: to protect individuals wherever justice, fairness, freedom and truth are denied.
The mission of OUAIS is to raise awareness, to campaign, and to fundraise for human rights on a local, regional, and global level. The work we do can be divided into three divisions: Education, Campaign, and Fundraising, each responsible for one aspect of our mission.
The Education Division holds lectures and panel events to bring awareness to a wide range of human rights issues. Some past topics include: Hong Kong and the Extradition Bill, Human Rights in the Middle East, Nakba, Settler Colonialism and Apartheid.
The Campaign Division carries out multiple campaigns, both smaller and larger ones alike, throughout the year. We often work closely with other Oxford societies, other universities’ Amnesty societies and Amnesty International UK.
The Fundraising Division raises funds for Amnesty International UK and its associated causes. We hold fundraising events throughout the year, including collaborative acts such as Jamnesty and Laugh for Change.
Most importantly, OUAIS is a community of members across all backgrounds, academic departments, and years passionate about human rights. Join us to learn about human rights and meet a diverse range of people who are all committed to making the world a better place!