Feb 22 2018 4:30PM
Fairtrade Fortnight
Written by Georgie White, Amnesty's online retail manager. Fairtrade Fortnight started over 20 years ago in the UK, with the aim of raising awareness of the rights of farmers and producers around the world. It was highly successful and...
Feb 14 2018 11:45AM
The legacy of the Suffragettes
It’s 100 years since the first women in Britain were given the right to vote. Sally Nicholl’s, whose novel for young adults is about young suffrage campaigners, asks whether things have changed for those still fighting for equality.
Feb 13 2018 11:03AM
I Am Fighting To Stop Finland Sterilising Trans People
By Sakris Kupila . This blog first appeared on The Huffington Post . Imagine if you had to be diagnosed with a ‘mental disorder’ and go through forced sterilisation before the country you lived in would legally recognise you as the per...
Jan 25 2018 8:45AM
Attacks on NGOs will never be tolerated
The cowardly and despicable attack on a Save the Children office in Afghanistan will not stop the incredible and vital work they do for young people.
Jan 8 2018 9:49AM
Raif Badawi: Five years a prisoner
We will continue to campaign until Raif Badawi and all prisoners of conscience in Saudi Arabia are released.
Jan 3 2018 9:49AM
5 must-watch documentaries for 2018
From Trump to Chelsea Manning, and the Weinstein scandal to the refugee crisis – here are some films to keep you entertained and informed this year.
Dec 20 2017 4:09PM
10 inspiring Instagrammers to follow in 2018
These individuals or groups are challenging the system in their own unique way, and aspiring to change the world for the better.
Dec 13 2017 4:55PM
Defending the Defenders
By Sharmini Varatharajah, Advocacy & Activisim Assistant Volunteer at Amnesty International UK. On 6 th December 2017, we held our annual Parliamentary Reception in the Speaker’s House of Westminster Palaces to mark Human Rights Day ....
Nov 24 2017 2:38PM
Our ethical Christmas gift ideas 2017
No longer purely the realm of the most conscientious consumers or hardcore hippies, Fairtrade can be affordable, fashionable and good for the soul. Here are the best ethical Christmas gifts for 2017.
Nov 20 2017 2:49PM
The Convention on the Rights of the Child: Improving children’s lives
The UN Convention on the Rights of a Child protects young people across the world from harm. Law professor Jonathon Todres explains more.
Nov 7 2017 7:00AM
The UK government has been spying on Amnesty – so we're going to court
By Rachel Logan (Law & Human Rights Programme Director) and Joshua Franco (Researcher/Advisor on Technology & Human Rights) At around 4pm on a Wednesday afternoon in July 2015, a short, one-paragraph e-mail arrived at the offices of Am...
Oct 31 2017 2:04PM
Introducing Write for Rights 2017
by Patrick Cash, an Amnesty International UK volunteer for the Write for Rights Campaign Write for Rights is essentially about using freedom of expression to stand up for the freedom of others. It began with simple greeting cards when,...
Oct 11 2017 3:37PM
Australia's shame - why Europe must not follow its hard-hearted policies on refugees
By Claire Mallinson, Director of Amnesty Australia Naru, an island of despair The Australian government’s offshore processing system for refugees and asylum-seekers on Nauru and Manus Island is harsh and cruel. Our report on Nauru, Isl...
Oct 10 2017 1:30PM
Freeing Nazanin - an activist's journey
Written by Daren Nair, Amnesty International activist and member of the Amnesty International Tower Hamlets group. On 4 October 2017, I met my Member of Parliament, Stephen Timms. Stephen is also an officer of the All-Party Parliamenta...
Oct 4 2017 4:01PM
Human rights in the DNA
British-Iranian actress, Homeland star and human rights campaigner Nazanin Boniadi talks about her bicultural upbringing, the links between acting and activism, and her Amnesty podcast . What was your childhood like? My parents were po...
Oct 4 2017 3:07PM
Hate crime hurts
Every year thousands of people in the UK are attacked and harassed – physically or verbally. It isn’t only members of black and minority ethnic communities, immigrants and refugees who suffer. Muslims, Jews, gay, transgender and disabl...
Oct 4 2017 2:30PM
Key human rights issues in the UK
The UK's human rights come under review The human rights record of every country in the world comes up for scrutiny at the UN Human Rights Council every five years, in a process known as the Universal Periodic Review (UPR). The process...
Sep 25 2017 4:00PM
Trump’s new travel ban cannot stand in any form
And so the catastrophe continues: Donald Trump’s senseless travel ban has been extended to include restrictions on travellers from Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela and Yemen. For Yemen, the bitter irony of this...
Sep 14 2017 2:48PM
3 powerful human rights films to look out for this Autumn
Our top picks of the human rights-related films to look out for this autumn, featuring the story of an undocumented immigrant family in Mexico, a look at the life of Winnie Mandela, and fresh perspectives on Canada's Charter of Rights.
Sep 6 2017 4:00PM
Act now: Palestinian activist arrested after Facebook post
UPDATE 10 September 2017 - Issa Amro has been released on bail by the Palestinian authorities. More to follow. UPDATE 7 September 2017 - In a closed hearing today, the Hebron district court extended Issa Amro's detention for four days...