Joining a Civil Rights Group
Joining a civil rights group means that you are taking a step towards helping to create a more equal and free society. It will also give you the chance to make a difference when it comes to stamping out the abuse of rights that occur on a daily basis around the world.
Why Join a Civil Rights Group?There are many reasons why people decide to join civil and human rights groups. Organisation such as Amnesty International and Liberty are dedicated to making people aware of their rights and helping to stamp out the abuse of rights. Becoming a member of these groups will allow you to make a real difference to the world in which we live. Members are made aware of the abuse of rights throughout the world and can take action to help stamp out this abuse of power.
Taking Action against AbuseSome people will join civil and human rights groups and simply pay their fee every month. Simply by paying a fee, as little as £5.00 per year, you will be helping these organisations to exist. However, there are other ways that you can help. Ways to take action through civil and human rights organisations will include:
- Writing letters to governments protesting against the abuse of rights to citizens of particular countries
- Signing petitions on a number of different civil and human rights issues
- Attending marches and protests
- Voting on issues within the rights organisations to help create the future of the organisation
- Starting your own group within a school, college or university
- Become more aware of the abuse of rights across the world and sharing this information with others
- Volunteering to help with rights campaigns in different offices around the UK
- Raising funds for the organisations
Joining and FeesAnyone can join a civil or human rights group. There are special fee rates for different age groups such as 14 to 18 year olds. Students will also be able to apply for concessions when it comes to joining organisations such as Amnesty or Liberty. There are a huge number of other civil and human rights groups that focus on certain issues such as women’s rights or fighting racism groups. If you are interested in the rights of a particular group then a quick search on the Internet will bring up a number of organisations that you can join.
Young People and Rights GroupsYoung people are an essential part of all civil and human rights groups. They are the next generation who will maintain and promote freedom and equality around the world. It is only through educating the young that the abuse of the rights of others will be eliminated in the future. Many of the civil and human rights group have special sections where young people can take part and make a difference. Joining fees are lower for young people and there will be advice on starting their own rights groups around the country.
Making a DifferenceThe campaigns organised by civil and human rights groups do make a real difference to ending oppression in countries around the world. By joining these groups you will be able to help stop the abuse of power by oppressive governments and fascist regimes. There are also campaigns to change laws in Britain and to fight oppression and the abuse of rights closer to home.
Joining a civil or human rights group is a way to stand up and let your voice be heard when it comes to stamping out the abuse of rights. It is a way to make a positive difference to the world in which we live. These groups are very easy to join and you can have as much or as little participation as you wish. Simply by donating a small fee every month you will be making a difference to the lives of others around the world.