Film + Q & A session: Ithaka

Date: Friday, 2nd December 2022, 20-22:30h
Location: Endstation Kino, Wallbaumweg 108, Bochum-Langendreer

We invite you to a screening of the documentary “Ithaka | A father. A family. A fight for justice.” about the fight for freedom for Julian Assange. After the movie, a Q & A session with the producer Adrian Devant will take place. The film will be shown in english with german subtitles; the discussion will be in English.

Ithaka shines a light into the darkest corners of society, highlighting what the most powerful nations will do in order to hide their crimes. Stand up for global press freedom and your right to know as we fight for Julian Assange.


“Write for Rights” – Letters and Human Rights

Date: Monday, 5th December 2022, 18-20h
Location: vhs (Gustav-Heinemann-Platz 2-6, Bochum), Clubraum

Every December 10, the international community celebrates Human Rights Day to mark the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. On this occasion, Amnesty International implements its yearly “Write for Rights” campaign with the aim to encourage people to become active on behalf of human rights.

As part of this year’s campaign, Bochum’s local Amnesty group organizes a workshop on the expressive power of letter writing. In the first part of the workshop, we will read and discuss Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail.” In this letter, King contextualizes his imprisonment in a Birmingham jail cell against the backdrop of his nonviolent civil rights activism to end segregation and the larger struggle for human rights.

Having traced his timeless line of argumentation for why human rights activism matters, the second half of the workshop introduces Amnesty’s “Write for Rights” campaign and encourages participants to become actively engaged in writing letters for persons whose human rights are under threat.


Scholars in Prison

An Evening Dedicated to the Freedom of Niloufar Bayani and All Wrongfully Imprisoned Scholars

Date: 24th September 2021, 17-19h
Location: Goldkante Bochum, Alte Hattinger Straße 22, Bochum
Format: Hybrid (on-site & live-streamed online)

The Scholars at Risk Advocacy Seminar at Ruhr University Bochum (Bochum4SAR) will be hosting an evening dedicated to the freedom of Niloufar Bayani and all wrongfully imprisoned scholars on September 24. At the event, the advocacy activities of Bochum4SAR will be presented along with poems, music and talks about the human right situation in Iran. Amnesty International Bochum has the pleasure to contribute a talk about the work of Amnesty International on imprisoned scholars and academic freedom. The event is a continuation of the cooperation between Amnesty Bochum and Bochum4SAR, which has already resulted in a Joint Statement asking for immediate release of Ahmadreza Djalali and Niloufar Bayani.


Stirred Up – India / Sri Lanka

Stirred Up! – Tasting and experiencing cultural diversity

Get to know cool people, learn new and fascinating things about a foreign country together and eat delicious dishes – that’s the idea of Stirred Up!
At every event, a cooking enthusiast from the respective country stands behind the stove, preparing the best delicacies of his home country for you.
Meanwhile, we have an exciting supporting programme that will make your cooking time fly by: Fun games and nice conversations with the other participants await you.

In a cooperation of Stirred Up, Amnesty International Bochum and a German-Tamilian student initiative, we present a „Stirred Up“ evening about India and Sri Lanka.


Screening: Intersexion (english with german subtitles)

On Thursday, 3rd of May, the english-speaking group of Amnesty International Bochum invites you to a screening of „intersexion“, a documentation by Gary Lahood about intersex people. Afterwards the activist Şefik_a will be available for discussions, especially concerning the effect of “genital-normalising surgeries”.

‘Is it a boy or a girl?’ It is often the first question people ask parents about their baby.  It’s a question based on the assumption that the world is divided into two groups of people, male and female, and that everyone’s biological and genetic characteristics fit neatly into one of two categories. Weiterlesen

Whistleblowers & Vigilantes – Digital resistance from a human rights perspective

On Sunday, August 31 Amnesty International and Hartware MedienKunstVerein (HKMV) invite you to the exhibition „Whistleblower & Vigilanten. Figures of Digital Resistance“


  • 12:00 – 12:30: Introduction by Amnesty International to mass surveillance and the importance of encryption as a tool to protect human rights online
  • 12:30 – 13:15: Guided tour to the exhibition, featuring figures of digital resistance, their legal concepts and motivations
  • from 13:15 on: Continue visiting the exhibition or have a cup of tea or coffee with members of Amnesty International


  • Dortmunder U (3rd Floor, Leonie-Reygers-Terrasse, 44137 Dortmund)

The guided tour is sponsored by Amnesty International; you have to pay only the entry fee of 5,00 Euro (2,50 Euro reduced price). To help us organise the tour better we encourage you to write to to register for the event. Weiterlesen

Amnesty International Bochum – English-speaking group

The Amnesty International groups in Bochum invite everyone who is interested to stand up for human rights to join the first, constitutive meeting of our new English-speaking group of Amnesty International in the Ruhr area. We welcome anyone in and outside Bochum who speaks English, no matter your native language. We will meet on Wednesday (20/05/15) at 7 pm at the “Oase” room 02, Overbergstraße 19, Bochum (Tram station “Lennershof” – U35). Weiterlesen