Jul 7 2016 10:07AM
Time for justice in Israel and Gaza
It has been two years since Israel’s 50-day military offensive in Gaza brought unprecedented death and destruction to the Gaza Strip in the summer of 2014. 1,462 Palestinian civilians in Gaza, including 551 children, and six civilians...
Feb 17 2016 4:36PM
LGBT rights still under attack around the world
In many ways 2015 has been a great year for LGBTI rights. We have seen same sex marriage legalised in Ireland and the USA (and many other countries), decriminalisation of homosexuality in Mozambique, and new anti-discrimination laws in...
Feb 8 2016 4:31PM
Beyonce shines a light on black history and ongoing injustices
To say that Beyonce stole the spotlight at the Super Bowl 50 half-time show is an understatement. Coldplay’s indie rock best was no match for Beyonce’s powerful performance of ‘Formation’, reaffirming her status as one of the world's b...
Nov 26 2015 4:53PM
Papuan independence activist released after 10 years in prison for waving flag
On Thursday 19 November Filep Karma finally walked free after spending 10 years in prison for waving a flag in Indonesia. Of course, Filep should never have spent any time in prison but Amnesty welcomes his early release. Our actions o...
Nov 10 2015 3:58PM
Speak up for Ali Aarrass – torture survivor on hunger strike
UPDATE 9 November 2015: Ali Aarrass suspended his hunger strike last week after 72 days. After visiting him last week, his family said that he was very weak, in pain and had lost a huge amount of weight. They feared for his life, so he...
Aug 21 2015 4:08PM
Disciplined for toothpaste and Vanity Fair? Send a message of support to Chelsea Manning
A tube of expired toothpaste. Caitlyn Jenner’s infamous Vanity Fair magazine cover. Cosmopolitan magazine. Malala Yusafsai’s autobiography. The US Senate Report on Torture. What do all of these things have in common? They have all been...
Jul 1 2015 2:01PM
Pride in London and Istanbul: stickers and dancing versus water cannons and rubber bullets
London Pride has come and gone, and once again hundreds of you marched with us across London’s streets. The typically celebratory mood was bolstered by the news of the Supreme Court ruling that legalised same sex marriage across the US...
Jun 5 2015 3:27PM
Keep marchers safe at Kyiv Pride
Update, 9 June: Kyiv Pride went ahead on Saturday with around 250 people marching in the Ukrainian capital. Unfortunately events were marred by homophobic violence that left 10 marchers and 5 police officers injured, despite over 1500...
Jan 5 2015 4:11PM
The Power of Urgent Actions in 2014
It is not all doom and gloom. Because of you people have been freed, lives have been saved and justice has been done. Urgent Actions are at the heart of what we do and it is great when we can see what a difference they can make. Applyi...
Jun 24 2014 12:05PM
Belarus: beaten up by police for being gay
LGBTI Pride season in the UK is underway, and we’re getting ready for London Pride. We are putting the finishing touches on our float, and getting ready to put on the feather boas. Yet while we celebrate our achievements in the UK, LGB...