2014 (30)
Dec 19 2014 2:27PM
A month of promises and plans for Afghan women. Will they deliver?
The last few months have been exceptionally busy for our women’s rights in Afghanistan campaign. There have been conferences, symposiums and meetings aplenty, all aiming to welcome the new Afghan Government and to set a positive tone o...
Dec 11 2014 5:24PM
Central African Republic: one year on we still need to urgently protect civilians
It’s just over a year since the crisis in the Central African Republic erupted. I vividly remember the horrifying news reports – machete-wielding, gun-toting menand the thousands fleeing their homes as the war quickly escalated. Little...
Sep 22 2014 5:48PM
Less than 10 days to demand justice for Moses
Update, 30 Sep: It's our last day to influence the Governor, and we know his team are feeling the pressure - they're deleting your messages from his Facebook page so that the wider Nigerian community can't see details of Moses' case. W...
Sep 10 2014 5:23PM
US air strikes against ISIS in Syria & arming opposition groups. Some questions
US-led strikes against ISIS positions inside Syria and the arming of armed opposition groups are now a real possibility . However, little is being said about what this may mean for civilians in Syria or the prospect of long-term stabil...
Sep 5 2014 7:20PM
New Radio Clip Promoting International Aid Access in Syria
I recently wrote about the importance of ensuring greater grassroots buy-in for increased humanitarian access into Syria. This is vitally important now that there is a UN Security Council resolution mandating the UN to enter Syria with...
Sep 3 2014 2:13PM
'Talk to me, not about me': Afghan women left out in the cold by NATO
This week world leaders converge upon Newport for the NATO summit. There’s a crowded agenda and Afghanistan is no longer at the front of people’s minds, but this is a key moment for the country. NATO states will debate the training and...
Sep 1 2014 11:20PM
Increasing aid access into Syria – building confidence, cooperation & security
“A step change in access is still required that will make a meaningful difference in the lives of those who suffer in the Syrian Arab Republic.” UN Secretary General, 21 August 2014 The UN now having the ability to enter Syria without...
Aug 15 2014 12:39PM
Meet Parween: attacked because she dares to teach girls
Last year, with the help of a headteacher in North London , we shared the powerful and upsetting story of Parween – targeted just for doing her job. It was a story we knew everyone should hear, but we weren’t able to arrange for Parwee...
Aug 12 2014 12:44PM
The UK needs to stop selling arms to Israel and open its eyes to the suffering caused by inaction
While we can only hope that the latest fitful emergency peace talks in Cairo make progress, the fact remains that the violence in Gaza and southern Israel has been utterly terrible and has filled most onlookers with despair bordering o...
Aug 5 2014 2:17PM
Shell’s day of reckoning approaches
It is three years since the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) published the findings of a ground-breaking scientific study into the appalling impacts of oil pollution in the Ogoniland region of the Niger Delta. It found tha...
Jul 20 2014 11:59AM
Show your support for Afghan women workers at risk
In Afghanistan, being a doctor, teacher, working in the police force or politics puts you at huge risk – especially if you’re a woman. Our campaign calling on the UK government to safeguard the rights of the brave women in Afghanistan...
Jun 28 2014 4:55PM
"Return to Homs" - The Audacious Hope of Revolution
"The crisis changed each and every one of us. The challenges changed us, but mostly it was death. Death left its mark in every one of us: we all changed because of the increasing violence, the loss of people close to us, the injustice,...
Jun 27 2014 11:49AM
Torture, medicine and the need for an independent eye
In August 2012, Claudia was woken at 3:00 in the morning when soldiers burst into her home in Veracruz City, Mexico. They tied her hands and blindfolded her. They took her to the local naval base where they tortured her: they subjected...
Jun 22 2014 2:00PM
Building Solidarity – what concrete forms of action can we take to support the Syrian People?
It was a pleasure to take part in a conference on June 21 called Syria - Correcting the Narrative, Building Solidarity , held at SOAS in London. The conference was expertly organised by the Center for Middle East Studies, Josef Korbel...
Jun 12 2014 5:17PM
Brazil, the world is watching
If Rafael Braga Vieira watches the game in his hometown tonight, it’ll be from his prison cell. When the Olympics come to the city in a couple of years, he might be allowed to watch the events in his cell too. And the World Cup after t...
May 27 2014 12:03AM
What is Zahran Alloush doing to help free Razan Zaitouneh and her colleagues?
The road ahead is still long and riddled with obstacles and mines. The end is still blocked, and what lies beyond it remains unknown – what lies beyond the siege, the revolution, and the war. It is a dream binding us all, as though we...
May 13 2014 5:49PM
30 years of broken promises: it's time to stop torture
Join our live Q&A and ask our experts your questions Electric shocks to the genitals. Cigarette burns. Being punched and beaten. Deprived of food and water. Your family threatened with the same if you don’t confess. Despite a global ba...
Apr 14 2014 12:53PM
Syrian activist Reem al Assil opens the 2014 Amnesty International UK conference
Amnesty International UK’s national conference opened on April 12 with a speech delivered by Syrian human rights activist, Reem al Assil . What she had to say was melancholic yet ultimately inspiring. Reem has been a friend of Amnesty...
Apr 4 2014 12:53PM
Deliberate attacks designed to strike fear. Will Afghan women dare to vote?
On Saturday Afghans will go to the polls for a historic election. If the elections manage to take place as planned then this will be the first democratic handover of power ever to happen in Afghanistan. The country’s history has been m...
Apr 2 2014 5:44PM
One year since the arms treaty vote and there's more work to do
It doesn’t seem like a year ago that I was sitting quietly in the balcony overlooking the main UN General Assembly chamber in New York, nervously awaiting the landmark vote to adopt the arms trade treaty. I say quietly because we’d alr...
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