2019 (28)
Aug 21 2019 10:31AM
Making an activist
This is the speech Davie Donaldson made at the 2019 Amnesty Scotland Festival Reception ‘Why did I become an activist?’ It’s a good question, and one that I was asked before speaking to an Amnesty International audience at the Edinburg...
Aug 21 2019 10:20AM
Friday 23 August
Imprisoned Writers: Published from Prison Since 2016 Turkey has been the biggest jailer of journalists in the world. The threat of criminal investigations, prosecutions and imprisonment pending trial has had a chilling effect on the me...
Aug 20 2019 4:32PM
Thursday 22 August
Imprisoned Writers: When the Situation is Desperate - Curated by Scottish PEN ‘The situation is desperate’. These are the last words the world saw written by Maltese investigative journalist, Daphne Caruana Galizia , published the morn...
Aug 20 2019 10:15AM
Wednesday 21 August
Imprisoned Writers: In a Desperate Situation - Curated by Scottish PEN The title of today’s session takes its inspiration from the last line of Daphne Caruana Galizia's final blogpost , published the day she was killed. Every day aroun...
Aug 19 2019 2:39PM
Tuesday 20 August
Imprisoned Writers: Autocratic for the People In 2018, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights turned 70. And yet, it is abundantly clear that none of us can take any of our human rights for granted. We certainly cannot take for gran...
Aug 15 2019 3:22PM
Monday 19 August
Imprisoned Writers: Trans Writes Estimates suggest that around 1 per cent of the population might identify as trans, including people who identify as non-binary. Many people know they’re trans from a young age. Some trans people might...
Aug 15 2019 2:24PM
Sunday 18 August
The Imprisoned Writers Series at the Edinburgh International Book Festival Since 1997, Amnesty International in Scotland has shared the voices of writers whose human rights have been compromised - because they have been imprisoned, exi...
Aug 15 2019 2:23PM
Saturday 17 August
The Imprisoned Writers Series at the Edinburgh International Book Festival Since 1997, Amnesty International in Scotland has shared the voices of writers whose human rights have been compromised - because they have been imprisoned, exi...
Aug 15 2019 12:59PM
Friday 16 August
The Imprisoned Writers Series at the Edinburgh International Book Festival Since 1997, Amnesty International in Scotland has shared the voices of writers whose human rights have been compromised - because they have been imprisoned, exi...
Aug 14 2019 2:15PM
The Secret's Out!
10 days until Amnesty UK and The Guilty Feminist Bring the Secret Policeman’s Tour to the Edinburgh Playhouse Festival Fringe fever is in full swing and we are counting the days until comedy star Deborah Frances-White (host of hit podc...
Aug 14 2019 11:44AM
Thursday 15 August
The Imprisoned Writers Series at the Edinburgh International Book Festival Since 1997, Amnesty International in Scotland has shared the voices of writers whose human rights have been compromised - because they have been imprisoned, exi...
Aug 14 2019 10:05AM
Wednesday 14 August
The Imprisoned Writers Series at the Edinburgh International Book Festival Since 1997, Amnesty International in Scotland has shared the voices of writers whose human rights have been compromised - because they have been imprisoned, exi...
Aug 12 2019 1:23PM
Tuesday 13 August
The Imprisoned Writers Series at the Edinburgh International Book Festival Since 1997, Amnesty International in Scotland has shared the voices of writers whose human rights have been compromised - because they have been imprisoned, exi...
Aug 12 2019 12:59PM
Monday 12 August
The Imprisoned Writers Series at the Edinburgh International Book Festival Since 1997, Amnesty International in Scotland has shared the voices of writers whose human rights have been compromised - because they have been imprisoned, exi...
Aug 9 2019 12:59PM
Sunday 11 August
The Imprisoned Writers Series at the Edinburgh International Book Festival Since 1997, Amnesty International in Scotland has shared the voices of writers whose human rights have been compromised - because they have been imprisoned, exi...
Aug 9 2019 12:58PM
Saturday 10 August
The Imprisoned Writers Series at the Edinburgh International Book Festival Since 1997, Amnesty International in Scotland has shared the voices of writers whose human rights have been compromised - because they have been imprisoned, exi...
Jul 31 2019 10:59AM
The march of Pride on the road to justice
This is a guest blog by Amnesty Scotland volunteer Maneeya Saributh You know it is Pride season when rainbow flags appear to gracefully wave from buildings, shops, transport and other unexpected places; that’s if you’re lucky enough to...
Jul 1 2019 11:48AM
Cycle Against Torture
This is a guest post from Moira Dunworth, a member of the Edinburgh group of Freedom from Torture. Freedom from Torture is the only UK-based human rights organisation dedicated to the treatment and rehabilitation of torture survivors....
Jun 27 2019 11:59AM
Fifty years after Stonewall riots: Pride, protest and a hunger for equality
To mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Stonewall riots this weekend, Amnesty Scotland are sharing this blog post written by Caroline Courtney , who works as a digital campaigner at the Amnesty International Secretariat. Fifty years ag...
Jun 24 2019 1:57PM
10 things you didn’t know about Amnesty International’s Global Youth Collective
Our Global Youth Collective comprises of 15 innovative youth leaders and staff members from across Amnesty International’s movement. They work across five continents to bring thought leadership and youth perspectives to all aspects of...
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