ACTIVIST: GEETA BHATTARAI, 23, NEPAL

"If other people of my age can contribute something to the campaign for human rights, then why not me? The existence of organizations that work for human rights, also secures my rights, so I should contribute what I can in return.

Being part of the Youth Network has given me confidence in my own rights – to walk, sit, sing, read and do whatever I like – but most importantly to recognize and understand abuses of human rights when they occur."

Through the Amnesty International Youth Network, Geeta is learning about human rights and passing on her knowledge to her family and friends

At the very beginning, when I was asked to join the Amnesty International Youth Network, I had no idea what the organization did. In fact, it was the first time I’d even heard of it.

Everyone wins

I looked on the website, and I could see that many young people in Nepal were active in promoting human rights. There were photographs of them carrying banners, taking part in rallies and much more. I thought that, if other people of my age can contribute something to the campaign for human rights, then why not me? The existence of organizations that work for human rights, also secures my rights, so I should contribute what I can in return.

Being part of the Youth Network has given me confidence in my own rights – to walk, sit, sing, read and do whatever I like – but most importantly to recognize and understand abuses of human rights when they occur.

Sharing knowledge

As an activist I have learnt a lot, and I want to work for everyone to enjoy all the 31 rights as defined in the Declaration of Human Rights. I have told my family and friends about Amnesty International’s work, and I can see changes in them, too. They feel more secure and confident, and are pleased that there is an organization which exists to fight for their rights.

There are challenges. One campaign I have been involved with was gathering signatures in support of rights for migrant workers in Nepal. It’s often hard to convince people to give their signature because they are worried that it might be used for some other purpose. Also, as a student it’s difficult to find time to take part in activism. But when I have people to support me, who have the determination to work, then there are no barriers to what we can do.

A warm welcome

Of all the organizations in this field, Amnesty International Nepal is the only one that has awakened my desire to work for human rights and made it possible for me to become an activist. I give my heartfelt thanks to this organization, which has welcomed me as an activist.

Panic button
Эмнести Интернэшнл Хүний эрхийн хамгаалагчдын аюулгүй байдлыг хангаж Panic button гэх байршил тогтоогч программ гаргасан. МЭИ нь энэхүү програмыг гишүүд, дэмжигч нарт танилцуулан, хэрхэн гар утсандаа суулгаж ашиглах талаарх зааварчилгааг өглөө.
Эхийн эндэгдэл ихсэж буй шалтгаан нь ядуурал гэдэгтэй та санал нийлж байна уу?
Тийм
Үгүй
Мэдэхгүй
Vote

Human Rights Friendly Schools

Эмнести Интернэшнлийн сургуулиудад хэрэгжүүлж буй анхны хүний эрхийн боловсролын хөтөлбөр

Abolish the death penalty

Thousands of people around the world are waiting for governments to kill them.

Demand Dignity

Join the campaign against human rights abuses that keep people poor.

Stop torture

The so-called 'war on terror' has led to an erosion of fundamental human rights

Human rights education

The right to live in dignity, with access to health care, education, secure housing and an adequate livelihood is fundamental.
You are 542181th visitor.