HUME residents celebrated Amnesty International's Candle Day on Wednesday night with a focus on the Arms Trade Treaty campaign.
More than 20 people met the Hume Action Group at the Broadmeadows Hume Global Learning Centre and watched the film Pray the Devil Back to Hell, which is about the unregulated trade of weapons.
Candle Day is an event in Victoria where volunteers celebrate Amnesty's successes and remind people of the human rights challenges that lie ahead.
Group convener Amy Howell said she hoped the evening had attracted more members to the group.
At present, there are seven members.
"Our group did something related to the Arms Trade Treaty so we screened a film to raise awareness.
"We definitely want more people to get involved; we can take more action if we've got more people."
Ms Howell hoped the event had sparked the community to think about how they could make a difference.
According to Amnesty International statistics, 1500 people around the world are killed every day as a result of armed violence.