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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 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.

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 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...

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.

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