2019 (21)
Jul 30 2019 12:01AM
Why I cancelled Obliterated
​ ​ ​ Blog by Ahmed Masoud , writer, director and academic based in the UK Growing up in the Gaza Strip, I saw many buildings bombed by Israeli warplanes. There were always two sounds: the first of missile metal hitting the building. T...
Jun 25 2019 4:38PM
Women’s safety is a political issue, not a private matter
After neighbours call the police after an argument between PM-hopeful Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds, is privacy a political issue? When it comes to ending violence against women, there are no secrets, and no closed doors.
Jun 17 2019 12:19PM
Trekkies, Star Wars and the most epic of all tales
Every four weeks, the Welcome Cinema + Kitchen brings together people from all walks of life – refugees, asylum seekers and the general public – to share food, culture and stories.
May 30 2019 4:56PM
Top 5: Trump’s Wall of Shame
Since Trump took office, the world has experienced a huge setback for human rights. His wall of shame is growing. Which is why resistance is needed now, more than ever.
May 30 2019 4:56PM
Tiananmen Square: Four things you should know
It's thirty years on since the Tiananmen Square crackdown in China. Hundreds if not thousands of people were killed, and tens of thousands were arrested – simply for peacefully calling for reform and an end to corruption.
May 29 2019 5:00PM
I gave water to migrants crossing the Arizona desert. They charged me with a felony.
As the government cracks down on humanitarian aid, my case may set a dangerous precedent.
May 23 2019 5:05PM
The most marginalised women bear the brunt of poverty in the UK
The UK is the fifth richest country in the world but not all get a fair share of its wealth. This week the UN special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights published his final report after his visit in November 2018.
May 17 2019 3:33PM
LGBTI Rights around the world
Today marks the International day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia. It is a day recognised across the globe, where people come together and raise awareness of the violation of rights that the LGBTI+ community continue to fa...
May 15 2019 10:14AM
Juliet Stevenson on International Day of Families
Becoming a mother changed Juliet Stevenson's perception of the world. For International Day of Families, Juliet writes about the moments that child refugees, separated from their families and living in the UK, miss every day.
May 10 2019 1:14PM
The UK’s biggest ever celebration of refugees and football
A record-breaking 170 football clubs came together for Amnesty’s third Football Welcomes weekend to celebrate the contribution players with refugee backgrounds make to the game
May 1 2019 5:32PM
Syrian torture survivors are fighting back
By Kristyan Benedict - AIUKs Crisis & Tactical Campaigns Manager. Twitter - KreaseChan “What is a laptop?” The man I was sitting with just off Taksim Square in Istanbul asked this apparently bizarre question after experiencing his new...
Apr 25 2019 4:56PM
Indefinite detention: An endless time loop
Indefinite detention: not knowing how long you are going to be detained has a major impact on mental health. It's time for a time limit.
Apr 17 2019 4:44PM
British Born and Bred
In telling my story, I hope that I can draw attention to the citizenship rights of children and young people born and/or raised in the United Kingdom.
Apr 7 2019 10:14AM
Want to get involved in Football Welcomes? Here’s how
For the Football Welcomes weekend, get in touch with a local charity working with refugees and people seeking asylum to offer free tickets to a game, a stadium tour or other activity.
Mar 13 2019 10:14AM
Think twice! Companies doing business in Israeli occupied Palestinian territories
Why should companies steer clear of doing business with Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT)? Surely, there is nothing wrong with a business relationship with such entities, some of which have been in place
Mar 13 2019 10:14AM
Climate change could become the greatest human rights violation in history
Inspired by the initiative of Swedish school student Greta Thunberg, young people around the world are demanding governments to take urgent action on climate change.
Mar 13 2019 10:14AM
It's time to act on refugee family reunion
If we want to give refugees the best chance to rebuild their lives and contribute to our society, reuniting people with those they love isn’t just humane. It’s common sense.
Mar 8 2019 5:30PM
Write For Rights 2018 wrap up
Over five million messages were sent this year - we're still counting, but it looks like it'll be another record. Thank you for writing!
Mar 7 2019 4:36PM
Egyptian photojournalist Shawkan released
Egyptian photojournalist Mahmoud Abou Zeid, known as Shawkan, has finally been released after spending more than five and a half years in prison on trumped-up charges.
Feb 25 2019 9:02AM
Food, film and that welcoming feeling
People of all ages and from all walks of life enjoyed the first monthly Welcome Cinema + Kitchen film screening and supper club event of 2019!
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