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...
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...
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.
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...
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.
As the government cracks down on humanitarian aid, my case may set a dangerous precedent.
These Amazonian women are risking their lives to protect the world’s largest rainforest, defying huge political and economic interests.
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.
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.
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
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.