Dec 20 2017 10:49AM
Human rights heroes of 2017
Heroes in our eyes: from Colin Kaepernick and Chelsea Manning, to our own incredible Amnesty fundraisers, these are the people who gave us reasons to hope in 2017.
Jun 14 2017 12:27PM
“Indi’s fight for human rights should not end with him.”
Inderjit Bachada died suddenly last year, aged 32, after a cardiac arrest. An avid Amnesty supporter, his loved ones have spent the last few months raising thousands of pounds for human rights in his memory. “Indi was very political an...
Aug 16 2016 5:02PM
Why I’m trekking across Peru
The 15 th Century Incan citadel of Machu Picchu has long been on my list of ‘things to do’, but finding the time and opportunity to do so has always been tricky. So I have to say I was rather pleased when I was first approached with th...
Jul 1 2016 3:01PM
Good news: How you've helped to keep hope alive
The world seems to be a darker place in the space of just a couple of weeks. With the attacks in Orlando; the loss of human rights activist and our friend Jo Cox; the rise in hate crimes towards our migrant communities and now the deva...
May 17 2016 7:18PM
Peru hike for human rights
Next year you could take on a fundraising challenge with a difference in one of South America’s most beautiful regions. After a spectacular hike to the lost city of Machu Picchu you will visit an Amnesty project for a unique insight in...
Mar 30 2016 6:02PM
How you've made a difference in 2016 so far
Together we work to investigate and expose human rights abuses, and create a safer, more just world. Here are just some of the ways you have helped make a difference in recent months: 1. Albert Woodfox freed On an incredible day in Feb...
Jan 30 2015 12:54PM
Why I'm running the London Marathon for Amnesty and Shaker Aamer
For human rights campaigners anniversaries are crucial in any campaign – they’re a key moment to highlight the suffering of an individual held in often the most grotesque circumstances. Today is no different. It is my 50th birthday. An...
Aug 7 2014 12:50PM
London to Brighton cycle: Emma Pooley's top tips for Ditchling Beacon
One of the highlights of our fundraising calendar, the London to Brighton cycle ride is just a few weeks away! Good luck to all in @amnestyuk ride on 7 Sept. Cycling for a great cause! Sign up on http://t.co/PG4OHuv2JS #teamamnesty #lo...
Jan 30 2014 6:25PM
Your AmnesTeas in 2013
Every year we look back over all the fantastic AmnesTeas hosted by our supporters, and every year we’re delighted and inspired by people’s efforts. 2013 was no exception, so we’d like to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who’s either ho...
Sep 17 2013 1:05PM
Cycling to Saigon for freedom and human rights
"People see us and wonder 'What are these idiots up to?' and come over for a chat." In March 2013 Matthew Kilgour and Alexei Vink (both 27) resigned from their jobs and set out to cycle from London to Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. Moving at a...
May 7 2013 12:35PM
Tea, cake, and human rights
Everyone loves a bit of tea and cake, yes? That was one of the main reasons we came up with AmnesTea - a fundraising event that's endlessly changeable depending on what you'd like to do! The pun for a name was a bonus, of course. So I...
Mar 22 2013 5:35PM
Alcohol free me - going dry for human rights
Julia Hardy is giving up alcohol for a year and has already raised over £1,200 for us - thank you, Julia! Find out why she chose Amnesty and what she plans to do to keep up her year-long challenge. The number one question you get asked...
Sep 11 2012 9:51AM
Rock for Rights: How to Organise a Fundraising Gig
If, like me (and fellow Amnesty blogger Niluccio ) you like a little bit of live music, you can’t beat local gigs. Intimate venues, a great range of music, and the knowledge that you might just be watching the next big thing, make them...
Aug 23 2012 10:57AM
Music, bric-a-brac and homemade cake - Islington's summer fair
Kathryn Grant is a member of the Islington & Hackney Amnesty Group,who held their successful summer fayre on Islington Green last weekend. She's written a guest post for us on the day, and her tips for organising your own event, whatev...
Jul 19 2012 11:45AM
Fowey Community College students take on a mini-triathlon for Amnesty
We are year 9/10 students at Fowey Community College in mid Cornwall. As part of our citizenship course work we chose to focus on Amnesty International as we felt that not many of our friends here knew much about this organisation and...
Jul 12 2012 1:45PM
Getting behind Amnesty with… well, tea
Guest blogger James Ramsden is an Amnesty supporter and a London-based foodie - he writes about it, hosts secret larder dinner parties and even has his own cook book. Here's James on supporting our work simply by eating cake! Having lo...
Jul 11 2012 5:24PM
Top Ten Fundraising Tips
My name's Richard and I'm an administrator in the Community Fundraising team. Every week I speak to people who have been put off taking part in a Team Amnesty event because they're not confident they can meet the fundraising target. Th...
May 31 2012 11:21AM
Five more minutes - feel the burn!
Feel the burn . Not a phrase you often want to associate with the fire escape stairs. But after intermittently having walked and run up and down them for the past 25 minutes it was some what apt. The words of encouragement had come fro...
May 24 2012 12:17PM
AmnestyBrum up Pen-y-Fan
AmnestyBrum (aka Central Birmingham AI Group) recently set themselves the challenge of a walk in the Brecon Beacons and up Pen-y-Fan in whatever weather the British summer threw upon them! While the sun was shining down below, it got a...
May 17 2012 6:20PM
Cycling for freedom from London to Brighton
I have such warm memories of taking part in the London to Brighton Cycle last year! For anyone thinking about joining Team Amnesty in 2012, I thought I'd share my experience of the event... I cycle to work every day but I hadn't ever d...
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