A team of human rights defenders were sitting at the Amnesty International Victoria office one sunny afternoon tossing ideas around until an idea was born. What if Amnesty started its own online activism magazine?
Alas, AM-UNITY was founded in 2013 to highlight contemporary human rights issues internationally and at home, while staying true to young local activists’ inspiring work. The magazine team initially formed part of the Victorian University Group Network, comprising of Ellie from International Relations & Policy at the University of Melbourne, Emily from International Relations & Journalism at Deakin University, Lucy from International Relations and Mileta from writing at RMIT University. Since its inception, AM-UNITY has evolved and grown in strength and numbers.
AM-UNITY’s bloodline stems from its array of passionate, driven and talented volunteers that have invested their time, energy and skills to the human rights cause. From writing about inspirational Amnesty campaigns to covering contemporary human rights issues in an informative way and exploring activism through creative art, AM-UNITY provides ample of opportunities to get involved with like-minded people and groups. Through writing and art, the magazine empowers readers to create a broader network of activism.
AM-UNITY is its people; we are writers, editors, artists, photographers, designers and marketers from a multitude of countries, studies and walks of life. Our diversity is what defines us, and our common goal is what brings us together: to showcase and promote the importance of Amnesty youth activism.
We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of this land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging. We acknowledge that this land was and always will be Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander land.