Volunteers wanted for Amnesty Canada’s Philippines Coordination Team

Experience: No experience required. Interest in, and knowledge of, human rights issues in the Philippines is helpful. Training and mentorship will be provided.
Location: Anywhere in Canada. Work is done primarily online.
Commitment: 1 year minimum, 5 hours per week requested.

Amnesty Canada’s work on the Philippines is currently primarily coordinated by a volunteer working from Winnipeg, with guidance and support provided by staff members in Amnesty International (AI). The current volunteer “Philippines Coordinator” is responsible for a large volume of work on human rights issues in the Philippines. If Amnesty Canada had another volunteer or two interested in working on the Philippines, this would reduce the pressure on the current Philippines Coordinator and also allow Amnesty Canada to expand our campaigning work and organizing capacity on human rights issues in the Philippines.

Amnesty Canada’s primary human rights concerns in the Philippines are:
• Extrajudicial killings (EJKs), including in the context of the “war on drugs”
• Use of the Death Penalty
• Protection for Human Rights Defenders (HRDs)
• Women’s Rights
• Indigenous People’s Rights
• Ongoing peace process

As a volunteer coordinator, you can expect to work on some of the following types of tasks:
• Help develop action material based on AI background research.
• Distribute action material via distribution lists, social media, newsletter, website, etc.
• Raise awareness of human rights issues via events, website, media and online sources.
• Reach out to the Philippine diaspora community in your area to discuss Amnesty’s concerns and perhaps work with them on joint actions where appropriate.
• Lobby Canadian Government on specific human rights issues.
• Keep up to date on the latest developments in the Philippines.

If you would like to apply to join our work to improve human rights for people in the Philippines, please send an email to:  ian.amnesty@gmail.com

Please provide some background about yourself, expressing why you are interested and what area of work interests you most.

Thank You!