2018 (38)
Oct 9 2018 1:53PM
Death penalty cruelty - a stain on governments
Prisoners under sentence of death around the world are often subjected to the cruellest conditions of detention. In many cases, they are kept in strict isolation, lack access to necessary medications and live with the constant anxiety...
Oct 3 2018 4:37PM
We have to fight to achieve our rights
Since March 2017, Amnesty International has spoken to more than 100 women and girls who have fled their homelands, and who are living in camps and flats on the Greek islands or on mainland Greece.
Sep 12 2018 3:54PM
Key facts about gun violence
Gun violence is a global human rights issue. Governments have a legal obligation to protect the right to life, and therefore a responsibility to protect people from firearm violence. We have to remind them of this by demanding reform.
Sep 6 2018 2:16PM
The Palestinian children who went back to school early to stop it being demolished
The pupils of Khan al-Ahmar school in the occupied West Bank cut short their holidays and went back to school early to try to stop the Israeli army destroying it.
Aug 29 2018 10:45AM
Six reasons why Mexico should not sign a shady agreement with the US
If Mexico becomes a "safe third country", thousands of people who are currently seeking refuge in the United States will run the risk of being sent back to their countries by staying in Mexico.
Aug 17 2018 11:55AM
Wealthy countries can no longer pretend that climate change won’t affect them
Written by Chiara Liguori, Policy Adviser on Environment and Human Rights at Amnesty International It has taken hundreds of heat-related deaths across the northern hemisphere for climate change to make global headlines. In Japan, at le...
Aug 15 2018 4:28PM
Argentina’s abortion vote was a stepping stone not a setback
After a marathon 16-hour debate, senators decided to reject an abortion law that would have saved countless lives. Despite this setback, change is inevitable.
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...
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