Amnesty International Club

Who are we?

Amnesty International, as an organization deeply committed to upholding the principles of human rights, dedicates itself to a multifaceted mission. Our overarching goal is to conduct rigorous research and undertake decisive actions aimed at preventing and ultimately ending grave abuses against human rights worldwide. We believe in the inherent dignity and worth of every individual, and it is this conviction that propels our tireless efforts.

Our work extends across the globe, with a resolute focus on protecting individuals wherever justice, freedom, truth, and dignity are egregiously denied. Through a combination of advocacy, awareness-raising, and grassroots activism, we seek to be a formidable force for positive change. Our commitment goes beyond mere condemnation of human rights violations; we actively engage in comprehensive initiatives designed to foster a world where the fundamental rights of every person are respected and upheld.

What do we do?

Direct Services:

Snack n Pack:

  • Pack to-go lunches with non-perishable items and toiletries for New Haven’s homeless population.

Educational Volunteers:

  • Provide tutoring to individuals through collaboration with IRIS.

Lunch Packing Event:

  • Distribute 80 packed lunches to the Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen for those in need.


World Earth Day:

  • Collaborate with YSEC to distribute succulents on campus for World Earth Day and facilitate donations.

Creative Writing Competition:

  • Students submit poetry, spoken word, or articles focusing on a human rights project they’re passionate about.
  1. Write for Rights Event:
  • Gather signatures for individuals facing human rights abuses worldwide to apply pressure on their governments for repatriation.

SLAMnesty – Slam Poetry Night:

  • Social event welcoming all Yale students to share spoken word and discuss global humanitarian issues.

International Mother Language Day:

  • Allow students to perform art pieces in their mother tongue in honor of International Mother Language Day.


Fundraising Event for Pakistan:

  • Collaborate with MSA and PSA to host Ustadth Ubaydullah Evans for a fundraising night for the Pakistan floods.

Turkey Syria Fundraising Event:

  • Partner with Islamic Relief for a community fundraising event to support victims of the recent earthquake crisis in Turkey/Syria.

Domestic Abuse Awareness:

  • Encourage students to paint one fingernail symbolizing the 1 in 5 women and children experiencing domestic violence, with donations directed to the Polished Man.

Contact Layla Hedroug (President) or for any questions.

Our Mission:

Amnesty's mission is to undertake research and action focused on preventing and ending grave abuses towards human rights.We work to protect people wherever justice, freedom, truth and dignity are denied.

Our Activities:

Clothing Drive
Direct Service
Potential collaboration with the Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services (IRIS) to collect clothing donations on campus.

Uyghur Poetry Night
Advocacy, or Activism
Poetry event dedicated to the ongoing Uyghur genocide in East Turkmenistan. People from Uyghur descent and other backgrounds were encouraged to join and list out poems.

Palestine Movie Night
Advocacy, or Activism
Screened Gaza Fights For Freedom

Awareness Events
Advocacy, or Activism
Over the course of the academic year, we'll be hosting several educational events in an effort to increase public awareness of ongoing humanitarian crises.

Student Leaders:

Mahika Ahmed - Coordinator/President

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