GuestBloggers | Amnesty International UK
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.
Apr 17 2019 4:44PM
British Born and Bred
In telling my story, I hope that I can draw attention to the citizenship rights of children and young people born and/or raised in the United Kingdom.
Feb 21 2019 11:05AM
Vietnam’s human rights record in 2019
Vietnam has not improved its human rights record since 2014, according to the UN. What's gone wrong and what can be done?
Feb 6 2019 11:09AM
Spoken Word London's Anti-Hate Anthology
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One our Words That Burn poets, Patrick Cash, writes about what led him to set up the Spoken Word London night, an open-mic verbatim poetry night in East London. As well as the launch of the Anti-Hate Anthology from the groups poets.
Dec 6 2018 1:44PM
The Little Rebels Award for Radical Children’s Fiction – and its close ties with human rights
The Little Rebels Award for Radical Children’s Fiction has just opened its doors for 2018 submissions. The Award has always taken special note of stories which engage children directly with specific human rights, sometimes in unusual
Nov 5 2018 4:47PM
Why is Twitter still not acting when it receives reports of death threats?
When Rochelle Ritchie reported the death threats she had received on Twitter, the platform did nothing. Twitter need to understand that violence and abuse online can manifest into violence and abuse offline.
Oct 9 2018 1:53PM
Death penalty cruelty - a stain on governments
Prisoners under sentence of death around the world are often subjected to the cruellest conditions of detention. In many cases, they are kept in strict isolation, lack access to necessary medications and live with the constant anxiety...
Oct 3 2018 4:37PM
We have to fight to achieve our rights
Since March 2017, Amnesty International has spoken to more than 100 women and girls who have fled their homelands, and who are living in camps and flats on the Greek islands or on mainland Greece.
Sep 12 2018 3:54PM
Key facts about gun violence
Gun violence is a global human rights issue. Governments have a legal obligation to protect the right to life, and therefore a responsibility to protect people from firearm violence. We have to remind them of this by demanding reform.
Sep 6 2018 2:16PM
The Palestinian children who went back to school early to stop it being demolished
The pupils of Khan al-Ahmar school in the occupied West Bank cut short their holidays and went back to school early to try to stop the Israeli army destroying it.
Aug 29 2018 10:45AM
Six reasons why Mexico should not sign a shady agreement with the US
If Mexico becomes a "safe third country", thousands of people who are currently seeking refuge in the United States will run the risk of being sent back to their countries by staying in Mexico.
Aug 17 2018 11:55AM
Wealthy countries can no longer pretend that climate change won’t affect them
Written by Chiara Liguori, Policy Adviser on Environment and Human Rights at Amnesty International It has taken hundreds of heat-related deaths across the northern hemisphere for climate change to make global headlines. In Japan, at le...
Aug 15 2018 4:28PM
Argentina’s abortion vote was a stepping stone not a setback
After a marathon 16-hour debate, senators decided to reject an abortion law that would have saved countless lives. Despite this setback, change is inevitable.
Jul 31 2018 9:55AM
Together, we can #Endhumantrafficking
“Men and women have the right to live their lives and raise their children in dignity, free from hunger and from the fear of violence, oppression or injustice.”
Jul 24 2018 2:31PM
We Shall Fight Until We Win: Celebrating a century of pioneering political women
We Shall Fight Until We Win is a graphic novel anthology marking the centenary since the Representation of the People Act. It tells the stories of lesser known women who fought and are still fighting for equal rights.
Jul 16 2018 9:52AM
The spirit of Liu Xiaobo will never die
Tuesday 13 July marked the first anniversary of the death of Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo. His good friend, the writer Yedu, reflects on the legacy of one of China’s most prominent human rights and democracy advocates.
Jun 26 2018 11:05AM
On winning the Amnesty CILIP Honour 2018 for The Hate U Give
Speech by Angie Thomas, 18 June 2018 © Valerie Schmidt "Like many of you, I am tired. I don’t mean physical exhaustion, although I do have my fair share of that since I stayed up well past midnight in order to work on my second book. I...
Jun 19 2018 5:55PM
Suffering in silence: The invisibility of LGBTI refugees
The LGBTI refugee community suffers discrimination and violence even in their safe host countries. It's time for this to change.
Jun 15 2018 2:19PM
Brexit: The day politicians left our human rights protections behind
Politicians have voted to take away the EU Charter of Rights after Brexit - this is a serious step backwards for human rights in the UK.
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