Amnesty International Australia Victorian Youth Social Change Lab

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Brendan Hitchens



Dear Teachers,

Asialink and the Asia Education Foundation are please to partner with Amnesty International Australia to create the Inaugural Amnesty International Victorian Youth Social Change Lab!

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The Inaugural Amnesty International Victorian Youth Social Change Lab will:

– Expand student’s knowledge of human rights and the role of activists around the world.

– Build student’s skills in debate, public speaking, problem solving, questioning and reflecting.

– Strongly link to the Victorian Curriculum’s General Capabilities of Critical and Creative Thinking, Ethical Understanding, Intercultural Understanding and Personal and Social capabilities.

– Provide students with ‘deep-dive’ sessions on Indigenous rights, LGBT+ rights, and other student-identified human rights issues.

– Empower students, through capacity building workshops, with the tools and confidence to become activists.

– Develop teacher’s capabilities to promote student voice, advocacy, agency and leadership through a tailored Teacher Professional Development session at the event.

We are inviting expressions of interest from schools across Victoria to send up to 10 students from years 9 and 10 who have a passion for progress and want to learn how to be part of a movement which inspires change.

To be eligible to attend the young person must:

– Be enrolled in year 9 or 10 in 2022

– Have guardian permission to attend (a slip will be provided on successful nomination)

– Be passionate about human rights!

To submit an expression of interest for a student please register through this Eventbrite page.

If you have any questions please contact Brendan Hitchens, Education Programs Coordinator at the Asia Education Foundation on

This event is inspired by the Amnesty International Australia Youth Membership Strategy whereby now young people aged 16 or 17 years can become a youth member of Amnesty International for free and help shape a global human rights movement in 150 countries with 10,000,000 supporters.