Aug 18 2017 12:55PM
The Indian government is failing victims of child rape
On average, a child is raped every 155 minutes in India. Police misconduct, lack of effective monitoring, and a culture in which victims are stigmatised, all mean the law is failing to protect children.
Aug 16 2017 3:34PM
Tanzania must end the cruel ban on pregnant girls in schools
No one should be denied access to an education – but this is exactly what is happening in Tanzania, where cruel laws ban any girl who is pregnant from school.
Jul 27 2017 2:57PM
LGBTI rights are a work in progress
It's fifty years since the UK legislated for a partial decriminalisation of homosexuality. We’ve come a long way since yet we are still a long way off a truly equal society for LGBTI+ people both here in the UK and globally.
Jun 29 2017 5:15PM
Student activists boost campaign skills at AIUK HQ
A review of this year's Action For Change event — a day of skill sharing and training for student activsts at AIUK HQ.
Jun 19 2017 4:44PM
Author Bali Rai on new Amnesty CILIP Honour winner 'The Bone Sparrow'
Written by Bali Rai, author and Amnesty CILIP Honour judge Judging this year’s Amnesty Honour Award was far from simple. A wonderful shortlist of novels, each touching on...
Jun 19 2017 4:26PM
Illustrator Ross Collins on choosing The Journey to win the Amnesty CILIP Honour 2017
Written by Ross Collins, Amnesty CILIP Honour winner 2016 It’s always lovely to be asked to judge something. It means that other people are under the illusion that you kn...
Jun 6 2017 10:42AM
We Exist
It is two months since reports surfaced in the independent Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta that the Chechen authorities have been detaining, torturing and even killing ga...
May 30 2017 1:03PM
The most powerful tool against repression: educating people about their rights
Written by Krisztina Saroy, an advocate for human rights in West & Central Africa and Amnesty volunteer I could not have dreamt of anything more exciting than meeting for...
Mar 15 2017 10:17AM
Syria: Miraculous journeys, stranded hopes
Written by Monica Costa Riba, Regional Campaigner at Amnesty International. First published on CNN. Strapped onto either side of a horse, 30-year-old Alan Mohammad and hi...
Feb 21 2017 5:08PM
Three years and counting for exercising his right to freedom of speech: Free Leopoldo Lopez
By Graham Minter, Amnesty's Country Coordinator for South America On an exceptionally warm and sunny February day, we gathered outside the Venezuelan Embassy to deliver a...
Feb 20 2017 7:23PM
Donald Trump is alienating his most valuable allies
Written by Salil Shetty, Secretary-General at Amnesty International. This piece was originally published in TIME. Even at a time when human rights are under relentless at...
Feb 9 2017 5:44PM
Nazanin: A letter to my daughter
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a British-Iranian charity worker, was at the airport returning to the UK when she was detained by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard and put in an...
Jan 30 2017 4:24PM
The US war on Muslim refugees
The gloves are off. With Friday’s Executive Order on “Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Attacks by Foreign Nationals,” President Donald J. Trump has declared war on Mu...
Jan 26 2017 11:03AM
Trump’s global gag is a devastating blow for women’s rights
By Erika Guevara-Rosas, Amnesty's Americas Director The image of a group of men in suits making decisions about the rights of women is becoming an emblematic sign of the...
Jan 20 2017 2:36PM
Standing up for human rights under President Trump’s administration
Written by Margaret Huang, executive director at Amnesty International USA On the 20th of January, the eyes of the world will be on Washington, DC as a new U.S. president...
Jan 19 2017 1:25PM
Nine videos to help you talk about the death penalty
By Bashayer Aljaber, Amnesty Speaker Programme Volunteer Short films and videos can be useful conversation starters for teachers, educators, facilitators or anyone wishin...
Dec 13 2016 2:46PM
Living in colour: life as a humanitarian nurse and campaigner for refugees
In her mid-50s Alison Criado-Perez transformed her life. She returned to nursing, joined Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and began working in humanitarian crises around th...
Dec 9 2016 2:48PM
Madeleine Moon MP celebrates Human Rights Day by taking action in support of Ilham Tohti
Every year Human Rights Day, which commemorates the adoption of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights, reminds us of how important universal rights are. For everyo...
Dec 9 2016 12:19PM
On human rights day, send a message of hope
Written by Bonface Ophiyah Massah, National Coordinator of APAM, the Association of Persons with Albinism in Malawi My name is Bonface Massah. I live in Malawi, and I hav...
Dec 7 2016 3:17PM
The ethical Christmas gift guide 2016
By Georgie White, our online retail manager. ‘Ethical shopping’ has come a long way in the last few years. No longer purely the realm of the most conscientious consumers,...