STAI (Students Tilburg Amnesty International) is the Amnesty International representative student group at Tilburg University. Our primary aim is to make the beliefs and values of Amnesty International accessible to Tilburg University students and to organize a range of Amnesty activities on our campus. We emulate, on a smaller scale, Amnesty International’s mission statement, namely campaigning for a world in which every person, regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation or gender identity, can enjoy the human rights enshrined in internationally recognized human rights standards and statutes. To this end collectively we volunteer, we write letters and speak out against injustice.
On a more practical level, our organization is composed of three committees, namely: Symposium, Actions that Matter and Activities. These committees work together to ensure both that the organization runs well internally and that it succeeds in getting its message across. Prior to recruitment our potential active members are encouraged to consider the role of each committee and chose one which suits their interests, expertise and work ethic. The committees are led by a board of five students from a variety of disciplines, resulting in a diverse combination of knowledge and experience.