OUR COMMITTEES

2 OPEN POSITIONS

SECRETARY, Write4Rights | The secretary’s main responsibilities are to take minutes during meetings and manage all external communication, but you also assist the chair when needed. During meetings you take notes of all ideas, plans and decisions that are made, whilst still actively participating yourself. You will also take care of emails from your board’s email account. So are you passionate about human rights, a good communicator and eager to work on your communication skills? Then this is the position for you!

CONTENT CREATOR, Editorial | As mentioned in the Editorial Committee description (see below), in this committee you will be informing others and telling stories about human rights issues you are interested in. As a committee, you will decide on what final medium you want to present these. The main task as a content creator, as stated in the name, is to help the committee release more content. You will not have any other set obligations other than to create content. However, extremely important to note, the rest of the committee also still creates material – not all of the work will be loaded on to the content creator! So, if you like being creative; you like informing and educating others; want to raise awareness about human rights injustices through a chosen medium – then this position is perfect for you! Moreover, you will have a greater say on what will be covered, as well as be able to meet new people and have a great time! 

Editorial Committee

Rosa Parks

The editorial committee is ideal for – anyone who is interested in the current news; anyone who has a passion for written word; anyone who wants to inform others on the injustices that are happening around the world. 

You will be digging into new (and old) events about important stories within the human-rights world. You can write all sorts of articles concerning things that you find interesting that are happening right now!

Moreover, you have the freedom to decide how you get this information across: newsletter, website, blog, podcast – or any other idea which you may have! Hence, the editorial committee fulfils your creative outlet while at the same time helping other people understand what is happening globally related to human rights! 

The editorial committee can be a very flexible one, meaning there is much room for freedom, growth but also collaboration and structure! If this sounds like an experience you’d like to have – sign-up for this committee now!

Write4Rights Committee

Carl Lutz

Are you excited to become part of a fun group of people? Want to make a change in these difficult times? Want to be part of the worlds biggest human rights event?

If you join the Action committee you’ll be part of the organization of the Write for Rights in Utrecht this semester, and the Women’s March or spring festival next semester.

‘Write for Rights’ is the world’s biggest human rights event, and every December, supporters across the globe write hundreds of thousands of letters, send thousands of solidarity cards, sign thousands of petitions and many other kinds of action – all calling for justice for those whose human rights are being attacked. And every year, thanks to the letters, people wrongfully imprisoned are released, torturers are brought to justice and people in prison are treated more humanely.

We need your help to organize this, and other events next semester!

You can join this committee for a half year, or a full year, so perfect if you’re here on exchange, or plan to go on exchange next semester.

Charity Committee

Nelson Mandela

Organizing two of AISU’s most fun events and contributing to a good cause by raising money is what the Charity Committee is all about! If this sounds exciting to you, do not hesitate to sign up for this committee.

In the Charity Committee you’ll be working with a diverse group of people trying to achieve a higher goal. Raising money for the various causes AISU, and Amnesty International as a whole, strive for. This will be done by running fundraisers, going door-to-door during the international fundraising week in March and everything else you can come up with.

The Committee’s main focus is on the organizing of two major AISU events: a Charity gala and a charity concert. If you’re ready to dive into the world of fundraising and want to make a change by helping AISU and Amnesty International by raising money, then this is the committee for you!

Activities Committee

Martin Luther King Jr.

Do you like to organise events? Are you interested in human rights? Are you creative? Are you social? A team-worker? Would you like to make friends ánd fight for a good cause at the same time? Then join the M. L. King activities committee!

The activities committee is all about planning and organising a broad scala of fun activities to raise awareness about human rights issues, but also about organizing social events for all members of AISU. Throughout the year we will focus on various events like important protests, meaningful movie-screenings, the annual freedom festival on 5th of may, amongst various other things. The sky is the limit! For a whole year you will have the freedom to let your creativity go wild.

If you want to help promoting human rights, meet new people and organize exciting events, this is the committee for you!

Educational Committee

Malala Yousafzi

Do you want to fight for the defence of human rights but you don’t know how? Then we have your back – join the Educational Committee!

This committee is for everyone out there who wants to discuss current and important human rights-related topics. To do so you would need to get as much information and raise as much awareness as possible. Is there a more perfect way to do so than by organizing educational and welcoming talks, lectures and debates?

By joining this committee you’ll be in charge of hosting events in which you’ll learn from personal experiences from those who have been victims of discrimination, meet and learn from people who are equally passionate about fighting for justice and equality, and, last but not least, improve your communication and organizational skills!

If this makes your eyes sparkle with enthusiasm, then don’t hesitate to apply for a position and come join us this year. We promise you will have the most impactful and fun time with AISU coming year!

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