Campaigns | Amnesty International UK
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!
Jan 25 2019 12:58PM
Dying to save the environment in Mexico
Mexican environmental defender Julián Carrillo was murdered for defending his Indigenous community. Governments around the world must do more to protect human rights defenders.
Dec 18 2018 2:25PM
Another Home Office scandal
Children as young as 10 are being denied their rights to British citizenship because they are, or might be, assessed by the Home Office not to be of good character
Dec 18 2018 1:37PM
We won’t end gender-based violence without sex workers
Our understanding of gender-based violence is growing. International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (25 November) marks the start of 16 days of activism against gender-based violence
Dec 12 2018 2:02PM
Our 2018 human rights victories!
As we come to the end of 2018 and head into a new year, I want to say thank you for being a human rights champion. I’m so grateful to be facing the future with you. Together, we’ve achieved so much in the last 12 months.
Nov 23 2018 1:10PM
Right to be free from rape
Shockingly over 1 in 10 people in the UK think being drunk or on drugs may be an excuse for non-consensual sex. This is not a grey area, if consent is not given, it’s rape.
Nov 9 2018 4:21PM
Excessive heat over deportation helps nobody
If the criminal justice system is to be fair, then it must ensure that nobody is punished more than others for the same offence.
Nov 5 2018 4:47PM
Why is Twitter still not acting when it receives reports of death threats?
When Rochelle Ritchie reported the death threats she had received on Twitter, the platform did nothing. Twitter need to understand that violence and abuse online can manifest into violence and abuse offline.
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