Social action websites

  • 40 Hour Famine is one of Australia's biggest youth fundraising events. It's a chance to do something real: give up food or something else that really matters to you for 40 hours and raise funds for kids living in poverty.
  • Amnesty International is a human rights organisation that campaigns around the world for the rights of people.
  • Australian Community Safety and Research Organisation(ACRO) has developed a series of innovative programs involving young people designed to address needs identified by young people themselves.
  • Australian Youth Forum (AYF) is an exciting new initiative, which will enable young Australians to be engaged in discussions with the Australian Government about important issues.
  • Get Up - Action for Australia is an independent political movement to build a progressive Australia. GetUp! brings together like-minded people who want to bring participation back into our democracy.
  • Human Rights Watch is an international watchdog organisation for protecting human rights. They challenge governments and those who hold power to end abusive practices and respect international human rights law.
  • Tasmania Centre for Global Learning empowers schools and the Tasmanian community to take action for social justice, peace and a sustainable world future.
    Address: 4 Battery Square, Battery Point Phone: 6223 1025 Email:
  • Tasmania Together is a pioneering project that allows the people of Tasmania to not only say what they want, but to work together to achieve their long-term social, economic and environmental future.
  • UNESCO: Acting with and for Youth has a specific arm of activities devoted to youth. UNESCO's objective is to help empower young people, reaching out to them, responding to their expectations and ideas, fostering useful and long-lasting skills.
  • United Nations is an international organization founded in 1945 after the Second World War by 51 countries committed to maintaining international peace and security, developing friendly relations among nations and promoting social progress, better living standards and human rights.
  • World Vision Australia Youth works around the world - and in Australia too - to transform the lives of disadvantaged and at-risk children and communities.