Oct 20 2017 12:49PM
Amnesty LGBTI: National Hate Crime Awareness Week
By Daniel Theophanous “I was assaulted by a man whilst I was holding hands with my lesbian partner. He grabbed me from behind and thrust himself into me, then verbally at...
Oct 19 2017 12:21PM
Taking a Knee
By Elisa Colton, Amnesty Speaker Programme Volunteer. Let me start by saying I'm not usually a sports fan. American sports in particular, with their intricate rules, exci...
Oct 11 2017 9:32AM
International Day of the Girl and the fight for girls' rights across the world
There are 1.1 billion girls in the world, and on International Day of the Girl, we remind ourselves that every one of them deserves equal opportunities for a better future, despite the challenges many face across the world.
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, Steph...
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.
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...
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