2018 (31)
Jul 31 2018 9:55AM
Together, we can #Endhumantrafficking
“Men and women have the right to live their lives and raise their children in dignity, free from hunger and from the fear of violence, oppression or injustice.”
Jul 24 2018 2:31PM
We Shall Fight Until We Win: Celebrating a century of pioneering political women
We Shall Fight Until We Win is a graphic novel anthology marking the centenary since the Representation of the People Act. It tells the stories of lesser known women who fought and are still fighting for equal rights.
Jul 16 2018 9:52AM
The spirit of Liu Xiaobo will never die
Tuesday 13 July marked the first anniversary of the death of Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo. His good friend, the writer Yedu, reflects on the legacy of one of China’s most prominent human rights and democracy advocates.
Jun 26 2018 11:05AM
On winning the Amnesty CILIP Honour 2018 for The Hate U Give
Speech by Angie Thomas, 18 June 2018 © Valerie Schmidt "Like many of you, I am tired. I don’t mean physical exhaustion, although I do have my fair share of that since I stayed up well past midnight in order to work on my second book. I...
Jun 19 2018 5:55PM
Suffering in silence: The invisibility of LGBTI refugees
The LGBTI refugee community suffers discrimination and violence even in their safe host countries. It's time for this to change.
Jun 15 2018 2:19PM
Brexit: The day politicians left our human rights protections behind
Politicians have voted to take away the EU Charter of Rights after Brexit - this is a serious step backwards for human rights in the UK.
Jun 4 2018 2:41PM
Would you be a Human Rights Defender in Peru or Paraguay?
By Graham Minter, Country Coordinator for Peru and Paraguay, Amnesty International UK If you are reading this, chances are you have, like me, taken actions to defend human rights. We are both human rights defenders. If, like me, you li...
May 17 2018 10:44AM
Five LGBTI activists to look out for
Here are 5 brilliant lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender and intersex activists (LGBTI) who are making waves while taking a stand for their rights.
Apr 27 2018 2:23PM
North Korea: Is change really around the corner?
At a time when the notoriously secretive state may be open to dialogue and senior officials are willing to talk about big issues such as nuclear weapons, could there be a permanent shift for North Korea?
Apr 24 2018 10:28AM
Egyptian women need our help more than ever
Human Rights Defenders like Azza Soliman fight for equality in Egypt. However there’s a long way to go in the fight for women’s rights due to the increased criminalisation of feminists.
Apr 20 2018 4:26PM
Justice for Marielle Franco, assassinated for defending human rights
On Wednesday 14 March 2018, Brazil was shocked by the brutal assassination, in Rio de Janeiro, of councilwoman 38-year-old Marielle Franco.
Apr 5 2018 11:30AM
Freeing Nazanin - how we've persevered
Daren Nair, Amnesty International activist, gives an update on the great work his group are doing to #FreeNazanin.
Mar 30 2018 9:55AM
Why the Trans rights movement is done waiting
By Lesly Lila, campaigner on gender, sexuality and identity at Amnesty International On 31 March activists celebrate International Transgender Day of Visibility , a day for everyone to show support with trans people and activists. Spea...
Mar 21 2018 1:35PM
Meet Masud
The Ahmadiyya community of Pakistan face prejudice, discrimination and attacks. It is illegal for them to practise their religion.
Mar 21 2018 1:11PM
Indonesia is failing the Ahmadiyya community
In Indonesia several laws restrict religious freedom. The government must act now.
Mar 21 2018 1:07PM
Child Refugees in Calais
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Despite the demolition of the infamous ‘Jungle’ camp in Calais, and the media’s sudden silence, this footage shows the ongoing reality for people stuck in refugee camps.
Mar 21 2018 12:47PM
The potential of British citizenship
There are thousands of undocumented children around the UK. Each one with the potential to do great things. The stability of citizenship and a status in the UK allows them to achieve that.
Mar 2 2018 4:08PM
Amnesty colleagues behind bars in Turkey for championing human rights
By Stefan Simanowitz A month ago, Hatice Kılıç and her three daughters waited outside Şakran prison beneath a dark sky. The temperature was close to freezing, but they did not feel the cold. All their attention was focused on those met...
Mar 1 2018 12:16PM
Protecting children’s rights in humanitarian crises
2018 is predicted to be the worst for humanitarian crises since World War II. In such times, leaders need to keep in mind protecting the rights of children everywhere when looking to solve crises across the world.
Feb 26 2018 4:06PM
The bullying trend
Bullying in schools is getting worse – and it’s being ignored. Schools need to make stopping this cause of severe childhood trauma a priority.
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