As part of Amnesty International Ghana’s primary mandate to strengthen its people powered movement, the organization embarked on a four-day membership training in five regions in the Northern zone. 

The training, held from March 19th to 22nd was geared towards fostering belongingness, connectedness and wellbeing among its members, staff, and partners resulting in an improved accountability to Amnesty International’s core values. 

 With an increase in membership, it has become imperative for the organization to engage both old and new members to motivate participation and revamp dormant members in the five regions in the northern zone. Thus, Northern, North-east, Upper East, Upper West, and Savannah Regions in Ghana. 

In attendance were AI Ghana’s Country Director, Genevieve Partington, Head of Programmes, Hannah Osei, Vice Boad Chair, Charity Batuure, Board Secretary, Maame Akosua Addai Asare, the Growth & Activism Coordinator Stephany Abra Boateng, Human Rights Education Coordinator James Quarshie and the Northern Zone Regional Coordinators ensuring with facilitation and a successful training. 

The cluster of workshop sessions was aimed at educating participants on Amnesty International Ghana’s governance and management structure, concepts of human rights, adapting participatory approaches to human rights education, Amnesty International’s strategic framework and the need effective grassroots activism. Issues concerning gender roles were also discussed with engaging contributions from participants. 

The training concluded with an open forum and questions related to AI Ghana and human rights and were duly addressed by the facilitators. Amnesty International Ghana continues to contribute to human rights and advocacy through grassroots participatory for a global impact.