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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...
Jun 4 2019 11:29AM
Unhappy Anniversary
This blog post contributor has chosen to remain anonymous for their own security #Remember64: 30 years since the brutal 1989 crackdown in Tiananmen Square. Imagine if your loved one never made it home, no one explained what had happene...
Apr 25 2019 12:59PM
Giving refugees a sporting chance
This blog is written by Amnesty Scotland volunteer Maneeya Saributh Mark your calendar for the weekend of 27-28 April and be ready to be a part of something fun – its Football Welcomes Weekend! Did you know that, refugees have made imp...
Apr 23 2019 2:48PM
Campaigning for children’s rights
Josh Kennedy is a Member of the Scottish Youth Parliament (the democratically elected body of Scotland’s young people, aged 12-25) for the Renfrewshire North and West area, and one of the trustees of the organisation. He has been invol...
Apr 17 2019 12:34PM
Who we are
The Amnesty Scotland office was founded by Ruth Adler who was employed as the Scottish Development Officer in 1991. Befitting the new location, the Scotland Office launch in 1992 centred on a Burns Night Supper. A scholar and passionat...
Apr 17 2019 12:30PM
The Power of Action
This blog was written by Gabriel Calvert, Amnesty Scotland volunteer and member of the Dundee Amnesty local group I recently had the great privilege of attending the 2019 Amnesty International UK Conference and AGM. It was my first tim...
Apr 5 2019 10:25AM
Pride is a party, but it is also a protest.
Gabriel Calvert, member of the Amnesty Dundee group, Football Welcomes volunteer, and all round excellent activist wrote this guest blog post about the recent Trans Pride march in Dundee. At the end of March, Dundee played host to the...
Apr 3 2019 9:55AM
The solutions to climate crisis are known – now is the time to act
Elizabeth Thomson, Campaigner at Amnesty Scotland, reflects on the Scottish Parliament's recent debates about climate change, and why climate change is a human rights issue. Recently the Scottish Green Party (SGP) used their parliament...
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