Monthly Meetings

Our monthly meetings are held on the last Monday of every month. Please contact us and we’ll be happy to set up an onboarding session with you prior to the group meeting.

Upcoming Events

The English Group is organizing a series of events centered around the topic of human rights and their significance in the world today. Below you will find our program of events and biographies of inspiring collaborators.

Did you enjoy our Climate Series 2021? Stay tuned because we are currently working on a Climate Series 2022!



Write For Rights in Concert

What?  Letter-Writing marathon & Live Music Performance

Where? Citykirche Offener St. Jakob

When? December 10 (Saturday) 2pm – 9pm

Admission fee?  Free of charge

This year’s Human Rights Day (10 DEC), we will partner with AI Frauenrechtsgruppe and Citykirche Offener St. Jakob to host the annual Letter-Writing Marathon. Use your pen to support human rights activists who are enduring torture, harassment, or unjust imprisonment!

Don’t miss our live music performance, from improv to piano to resistance songs. There will also be a Kid‘s Corner, where children can learn about the concept of human rights through reading and drawing.

The Letter-Writing Marathon runs from 14:00 to 21:00. Come join us when you have time!


My Body, My Choice

19:00 Art Exhibition (drinks available)
19:30-21:00 Panel Discussion and Slam Poetry

Where? Gleis, Zollstrasse 121 , 8005 Zurich

When? 14 November (Monday)

Who? Panel (English) & Poetry (English & German)

Admission fee?  Free of charge

📢Around the world, we have seen countless individuals being deprived of a fundamental right to make decisions about their bodies. 🙅🏻‍♀️🙅🏽‍♂️In light of the human rights regression, we join hands with AI Frauenrechtsgruppe to host “My Body, My Choice” on November 14 at @das_gleis

Join us for a panel discussion with human rights activists and healthcare specialists; hear from individuals sharing their experience with abortion and sexual violence. Be inspired by human rights artists, who have dedicated their poems and paintings to raising awareness for bodily autonomy and gender equality

🎤Guest speakers of panel discussion
🔸Kaśka Nagórny – co-founder of feminist collective @dziewuchy.szwajcaria
🔹Shuting Ling – PhD Student of International Relations and Political Economy, UZH
🔸Cyrielle Huguenot – Campaign Coordinator for Women’s Rights at @amnesty_switzerland
🔹Natalie Wenger (Moderator) -Press officer of Amnesty Switzerland


The Great Green Wall – Documentary Screening & Panel Discussion

Where? Rote Fabrik – Zurich

When? 29 September (Thursday), 19:30

Who? English and German speakers

Admission fee? 10 CHF to cover operational cost

Registration? Here

We’ve often heard about fighting climate change by planting trees. Imagine a wall of trees that stretches 8,000km across the entire width of a continent 🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳

Come to “The Great Green Wall – Documentary Screening and Panel discussion” on 29 September (Thursday)!🙋🏼‍♂️🙋🏻 Learn about the African-led Great Green Wall initiative which aims to restore the continent’s degraded landscapes and transform millions of lives in the Sahel.

Co-hosted by Amnesty Zurich English Group and Films For Future, the event kicks off with a screening of the award-winning documentary “The Great Green Wall”; followed by a panel discussion on climate justice, featuring climate activists and academics.



Why the Climate Crisis is a Health Crisis

Where? Impact Hub Zürich – Viadukt

When? Aug 22, 18:30-21:30

Who? English and German speakers

Admission fee? 10 CHF to cover operational cost

Registration? Here

As part of our Climate Series 2022, we invite healthcare experts, environmental activists and everyone with an interest to discuss why the climate crisis is a health crisis. This will be an inclusive multi-generational event, where we can learn from each other’s perspectives in bringing positive change.

We will kick off with input from Bea Aldermann, Planetary Health Advocate and TedTalk speaker, and Oche Itodo, epidemiologist and author of ‘Beards don’t grow in heaven’, on the question of Why the Climate Crisis is a Health Crisis.

Afterwards, lead by Annabelle from the Empathie Stadt Zürich, we will explore our personal mourning, vision and small next steps in regard to our climate and health. 🌿

Donations are welcome to help support our work on climate justice and human rights.


It Starts with Me

Where? Europaplatz, Zurich

When? July 30 (Sat), 12:00-14:00

Who? English and German speakers

Amnesty Zurich English Group will host an open-air panel discussion, “It Starts with Me”, at Europaplatz in Zurich on July 30. As part of our Climate Series 2022, the event aims to raise awareness on climate crisis and inspire timely action.

“It Starts with Me” features guest speakers such as Henrik Nordborg, programme director at Renewable Energy and Environmental Technology, Sophie Neuhut, co-founder of Alpine Angel Investors, and Elena Sousa, who works for Peru Equidad, an NGO in Peru, on business and human rights programmes.

The interactive event will invite guest speakers and participants to discuss and exchange ideas on topics such as growing global inequalities, sustainable lifestyle, individual actions, and how to compel governments and businesses to accelerate commitments on climate change.

Donations are welcome to help support our work on climate justice and human rights.



Fleeing Climate Change and The Gendered Impacts (Kick-off Climate Series 2022)

Where? Citykirche Offener St. Jakob

When? June 16th 19.00-21.00

Who? English and German speakers

In honour of the upcoming World Refugee Day, we turn the spotlight on climate refugees – the world’s forgotten victims – with a special focus on the risks facing displaced women and girls.

In collaboration with St. Jakob Church, Amnesty Zürich English Group and the AI Frauenrechtsgruppe will host an awareness event, “Fleeing Climate Change and the Gendered Impacts”, on June 16.

As the kick-off event of our returning Climate Series 2022, the event will start with an expert discussion on climate-induced displacement and its impact on women, followed by a meeting with several refugees, who will share their harrowing personal stories of survival and loss.


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