Aug 7 2020 4:44PM
Recognition of racism in the UK is growing

By Steve Valdez-Symonds Recognition of racism in the UK appears to be growing. Whether that will continue and produce significant change is a critical and as yet unanswerable question. What is certain is that real and lasting change...

Jun 12 2020 12:19PM
The Welcome Cinema

The Welcome Cinema + Kitchen brings together people from all walks of life – refugees, asylum seekers and the general public – to share food, culture and stories.

May 26 2020 4:30PM
Rise Up

We have now finished our third Rise Up session, and with one to go it’s fair to say it has been my favourite weekend so far. No cliché meant but it gets better every time!

Apr 24 2020 8:34AM
Saudi Arabia wants to do this deal with the Premier League as a PR tool to help cover up its abysmal human rights record.

It may not be for Amnesty to say who owns a football club, and it should not be for fans to shoulder the blame, but we can try to break the spell of sportswashing if we decide to speak out.

Mar 12 2020 9:49AM
Getting girls talking about coerced marriage

Mashiyath Qurashy, part of our Rise Up programme, discusses her campaign to raise awareness about coerced marriage in her community.

Feb 13 2020 2:15PM
An unjust deportation system

On Tuesday, the Government deported around 20 people on a flight to Jamaica. It had intended to deport many more but was prevented from doing so by a court when it was clear that some people had received no proper opportunity to secure

Nov 18 2019 1:19PM
Why do children’s rights matter?

Exclusive and limited edition children's t-shirts, celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Convention of the Rights of the Child.

Oct 28 2019 5:36PM
Countering toxic debate and hate crimes

"For Black History Month, I want to reflect on how ethnic representation in children’s books can help counter hostility and show us how diverse our communities really are" by Vini Lander, Professor at the University of Roehampton.

Oct 11 2019 2:45PM
Understanding poverty and social rights through lived experience

Written by Thomas Croft and Moraene Roberts, National Coordination Team of ATD Fourth World. Too many people are falling through gaps in service provision in the UK today. Many have no choice but to sleep rough and resort to food banks...

Oct 1 2019 11:09AM
Poetry Portal to Togetherness
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As a child and teenager my first writing instinct found voice in poetry. Like many children I found the potency of distilled thought and feeling contained within a poem to have an almost magical, transformative force.

Sep 27 2019 10:17AM
Kashmir: A State Silenced

By Shama Naqushbandi Like countless others, I have heard no news from my loved ones in Kashmir since India emptied the region of tourists and flooded in tens of thousands of additional troops, before severing all communications with...

Sep 19 2019 2:24PM
Striking to save our islands
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This is a guest blog from Amnesty activist Méabh Mackenzie who lives in South Uist in the Western Isles. On Friday 15th March, Méabh and her fellow pupils at Daliburgh School went on strike to highlight the climate crisis for their own...

Sep 11 2019 3:09PM
Slamnestys: where spoken word poetry meets activism!

Written by Fundile Maphanga, Education Research Volunteer. What are Slamnesty events? Poetry is a great format to explore human rights and bring important issues to light. Through live performance, you can bring these ideas to a wider...

Sep 10 2019 2:27PM
UK schools must let children strike

Amnesty International chief, Kumi Naidoo, writes to 25,000 headteachers urging them to ‘neither prevent nor punish’ pupils from taking part in the global days of strikes. His letter comes ahead of the biggest wave of global climate.

Jul 30 2019 12:01AM
Why I cancelled Obliterated

​ ​​Blog by Ahmed Masoud, writer, director and academic based in the UK Growing up in the Gaza Strip, I saw many buildings bombed by Israeli warplanes. There were always two sounds: the first of missile metal hitting the building. The...

Jun 17 2019 12:19PM
I’m not a refugee

Okay, let me be clear, I’m not a refugee anymore. I was a Refugee five years ago when I lived in Lebanon and back then, honestly, I didn’t publicly identify as a refugee.

May 31 2019 5:08PM
Nasrin Sotoudeh: behind bars for defending others

I regularly met Nasrin outside the Iranian Bar Association in Tehran. We need amazing women like her to make great changes happen.

May 29 2019 5:00PM
I gave water to migrants crossing the Arizona desert. They charged me with a felony.

As the government cracks down on humanitarian aid, my case may set a dangerous precedent.

Apr 30 2019 4:19PM
The women risking their lives to save the planet

These Amazonian women are risking their lives to protect the world’s largest rainforest, defying huge political and economic interests.

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.

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