NORDIC YOUTH CONFERENCE 2017

BECOME A HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDER

Are you between 16 and 25 years of age? Do you want to form part of a Nordic community of human rights defenders? Apply for the Nordic Youth Conference in Oslo that takes place from 24th-28th of July, 2017.

HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS ARE UNDER THREAT

This year, Amnesty International will launch a new global campaign for human rights defenders. In 1948, the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and for the first time the world had recognized a set of rights that belonged to all of us, because we are human. Today, these rights are under attack, and so are the people that defend them.

Human rights defenders could be student leaders, political opponents, teachers, lawyers or journalists, but also community campaigners, or factory workers. They could be you, your friend or your family member. Governments, companies, religious groups and other powerful actors are harassing, jailing, torturing and in some cases even killing human rights defenders because they dare to stand up for what is right.

CLAIM RESPECT FOR HUMAN RIGHTS!

Young people must know what human rights are, and how to claim them. Come to the Nordic Youth Conference (NYC), meet exciting people who challenge authorities and learn how you yourself can challenge those in power. You will meet extraordinary young people from all the Nordic countries during a week full of interesting lectures and workshops. At the end of the week you will take part in a public action!

By participating in the conference, you will become part of and help build Amnesty’s youth community. You’ll learn about Amnesty’s new campaign, you’ll meet brave human rights defenders and you will contribute to the conference through skillshares and workshops.

NYC will provide you with everything you need to build your skills as an activist!

THE OTHER PARTICIPANTS WILL BE LIKE YOU!

There will be approximately 50 other young activists like yourself, from Iceland, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Faroe Islands and Norway. It will be a diverse group of enthusiastic, intelligent and committed people ready to take on new challenges. The week is intense and you will learn a lot, but you will also be at a nice venue with facilities such as a beach and great outdoor areas.

Don’t hesitate. Join us! Send us a good application by filling in this application form.