2011 (20)
Oct 13 2011 12:59AM
Bahrain's children caught up in crackdown on protests
In Bahrain the anti-government protests that have spread following the Arab Spring continue to be met with violence, aggression, military trials and the torture and ill-treatment of detainees.Amnesty has reported on the attacks on prot...
Jun 15 2011 3:01PM
Thursday 16th June is the 21st Day of the African Child - 'All together for urgent actions in favour of street children'
The Consortium for Street Children celebrates the Day of the African Child On the 21st African Day of the Child,international charity the Consortium for Street Children (CSC), welcomes thechoice of this year’s theme ‘All togetherfor ur...
Jun 15 2011 12:29AM
Prevent Abuse of Children Today (PACT) Campaign Launch
Wednesday 18th May was the official launch of the Prevent Abuse of Children Today (PACT) campaign. Stepping Stones Nigeria , the children's right charity has created the PACT campaign in coalition with other child rights organisations...
May 24 2011 9:00PM
Death Penalty - Iran executes first juvenile offenders in 2011
At AIUK's recent AGM, I attended a workshop on the death penalty and Amnesty International UK's work in this area. AIUK continues to campaign for the abolition of the death penalty, and will be continuing to campaign strongly for Troy...
May 20 2011 12:49PM
Sexual and reproductive rights for women and girls in Nicaragua will be one of the priorities for AIUK
*Posted by Frances* At the recent AIUK AGM in Belfast I attended a workshop on Nicaragua and the work AIUK are undertaking to campaign for the rights of women and girls at risk of sexual violence there. You may remember the recent Amne...
May 10 2011 12:00AM
The Detained Children of Palestine: Violations Against the Innocent?
On a daily basis, Palestinians whether in Gaza, the West Bank or in Jerusalem are denied many of their basic human rights by the Israeli authorities through a variety of methods. This can include destruction of homes and entire village...
May 3 2011 2:33PM
Listen to their voices the key to eradicating sexual violence against girls in the Americas
*Posted by Frances* The recent reports on sexual violence in Haiti’s camps; Aftershocks , and the sexual abuse of girls in Nicaragua; Listen to their voices and act , prompted me to review again the Americas overview section in the Amn...
Apr 27 2011 5:47PM
Womens rights abuses in India begin in childhood
*Posted by Frances* A few weeks ago I went to the screening of acclaimed filmmaker Kim Longinotto's ‘Pink Saris’ at the Human Rights Action Centre. Many thanks to the Women’s Action Network for highlighting the important issue of right...
Apr 8 2011 11:52PM
International Roma Day - 8th April 2011
Today isInternational Roma Day and a good time to reflect on the plight of the Roma inEurope and Amnesty’s work on the rights of Roma. Amnesty has been campaigning onthe rights of Roma as part of the Demand Dignity campaign, focussing...
Apr 6 2011 11:26PM
**Launch of the inaugural International Day for Street Children on 12th April**
*Posted by Frances* for the Consortium for Street Children The International Day for Street Children: Louder Together is a campaign to give a louder voice to the millions of street children all around the world so their rights cannot b...
Apr 2 2011 3:39PM
You dont like the truth 4 days inside Guantanamo: A must see film about the only child detainee of Guantanamo Bay, Omar Khadr
* Posted by Frances * Last week I found myself at the Ritzy in Brixton for the screening of ‘ You don’t like the truth – 4 days inside Guantanamo’ as part of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival , a fantastic week of human rights films...
Mar 29 2011 10:18AM
Remember El Salvador's disappeared children on 29th March - Send cards of solidarity
*Posted by Frances* Today, Tuesday 29th March, is El Salvador's day to remember the children who disappeared during the internal armed conflict. Children like Ernestina and Erlinda Serrano Cruz, who were aged just 7 and 3 years respect...
Mar 23 2011 10:49AM
HRWFF: You Don't Like The Truth (UK Premiere) + Q&A at Ritzy Picturehouse Saturday 26th March
*Posted by Frances* The UK premiere of 'You Don't Like The Truth' is this Saturday (26th March)at 4pm in Brixton. This stunning documentary is based on security camera footage from an encounter in Guantánamo Bay between a team of Canad...
Mar 14 2011 2:41PM
On Friday 11 March, the Pennsylvania Superior Court ruled in favour of Jordan Brown.
*Posted on behalf of Frances* Amnesty International welcomes the Superior Court's decision to rule in favour of Jordan Brown. 13 year old Jordan Brown is charged with committing murder when 11 years old. If tried in an adult court and...
Mar 6 2011 5:00PM
Get your popcorn out as the Street Child World Cup hits the silver screen...
*Added on behalf of Frances* Street Kids United is a brand new film telling the story of the Umthombo Young Stars, afootball team made up of street children from Durban, South Africa, asthey prepare to represent their country at the fi...
Feb 19 2011 10:23AM
Use of Child Soldiers in Chad
A new report by Amnesty International ' Chad: A compromised future: Children recruited by armed forces and groups in eastern Chad' is calling on Chad to put an end to the recruitment and use of children in armed conflict. The report fo...
Feb 19 2011 9:38AM
Mushtaq Ahmad Sheikh released from Jail in India
*Posted on behalf of Frances Ainley* Good news! Mushtaq Ahmad Sheikh has finally been released fromadministrative detention on 10 February 2011. Amnesty Internationalbelieves that public campaigning by the Urgent Action Network may wel...
Feb 19 2011 9:35AM
Jordan Brown's lawyer 'pleased by the way the oral arguments went'
*Posted on behalf of Frances* We have heard an update on 13 year old Jordan Brown's case -you'll remember Amnesty International have been campaigning on thiscase. Jordan Brown is accused of murdering his father's girlfriend whileaged 1...
Jan 18 2011 2:02PM
13-year-old Jordan Brown at risk of life imprisonment without parole in the USA
*Posted on behalf of Frances* Amnesty International continues its campaign calling on the prosecution to drop its pursuit of trial in an adult court for 13-year-old Jordan Brown. Jordan Brown is accused of murdering his father's girlfr...
Jan 18 2011 10:09AM
How Ordinary People Can Make a Real Difference
*Posted on behalf of Frances* Congratulations! We have made it through apparently the most depressing Monday of the year in the UK (January 17th) where getting out of bed is at its most difficult. So, as we settle in for the rest of th...