Juliet Swann | Amnesty International UK
Apr 25 2019 12:59PM
Giving refugees a sporting chance
This blog is written by Amnesty Scotland volunteer Maneeya Saributh Mark your calendar for the weekend of 27-28 April and be ready to be a part of something fun – its Football Welcomes Weekend! Did you know that, refugees have made imp...
Apr 23 2019 2:48PM
Campaigning for children’s rights
Josh Kennedy is a Member of the Scottish Youth Parliament (the democratically elected body of Scotland’s young people, aged 12-25) for the Renfrewshire North and West area, and one of the trustees of the organisation. He has been invol...
Apr 17 2019 12:34PM
Who we are
The Amnesty Scotland office was founded by Ruth Adler who was employed as the Scottish Development Officer in 1991. Befitting the new location, the Scotland Office launch in 1992 centred on a Burns Night Supper. A scholar and passionat...
Apr 17 2019 12:30PM
The Power of Action
This blog was written by Gabriel Calvert, Amnesty Scotland volunteer and member of the Dundee Amnesty local group I recently had the great privilege of attending the 2019 Amnesty International UK Conference and AGM. It was my first tim...
Apr 5 2019 10:25AM
Pride is a party, but it is also a protest.
Gabriel Calvert, member of the Amnesty Dundee group, Football Welcomes volunteer, and all round excellent activist wrote this guest blog post about the recent Trans Pride march in Dundee. At the end of March, Dundee played host to the...
Apr 3 2019 9:55AM
Climate Emergency
Elizabeth Thomson, Campaigner at Amnesty Scotland, reflects on the Scottish Parliament's recent debates about climate change, and why climate change is a human rights issue. Recently the Scottish Green Party (SGP) used their parliament...
Apr 2 2019 10:32AM
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...
Aug 24 2018 12:21PM
Edinburgh International Book Festival 2018
A guest blog written by Amnesty International Scotland volunteer, Hannah Buchan. ‘Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and i...
Aug 20 2018 2:53PM
Freedom of Expression Award 2018
The Freedom of Expression Award honours an Edinburgh Festival Fringe theatre production of excellent artistic merit that builds understanding and raises awareness about human rights in an inspirational way. This year 40 longlisted prod...
Jun 21 2018 10:08PM
My First Pride
Guest blog by Amnesty International Scotland volunteer Emma Jevons Edinburgh held its annual 2018 Pride March on Saturday, and as a new volunteer with Amnesty International Scotland, I was beyond excited to get involved. Historically v...
May 28 2018 2:57PM
Liu Xia: Chinese poet under house arrest
Liu Xia has been under house arrest since 2010, but her fellow artists have not forgotten her.
May 14 2018 4:24PM
Tep Vanny: Jailed for defending her home
On 23 February 2017, Cambodian land rights activist Tep Vanny was sentenced to two and a half years in prison for ‘intentional violence with aggravating circumstances’ – her crime was mobilising the local community in Cambodia’s Boeung...
May 10 2018 10:50AM
Fighting the Twitter Trolls
Thousands of digital activists are helping us build an algorithm that can detect online abuse automatically. Here’s how you can join the online movement taking on the trolls.
Apr 17 2018 11:49AM
Lessons in Collaboration
Jennie Joy from the University of Edinburgh Amnesty Group writes about the annual Scottish Student Conference Last month, Edinburgh University and Aberdeen University Amnesty Societies successfully co-hosted the annual Amnesty Scottish...
Apr 12 2018 2:26PM
Join our #TrollPatrol
Join our army of digital volunteers exposing sexist, racist and other abuse against women on #ToxicTwitter
Apr 12 2018 10:30AM
Suffragette Spirit artwork to be unveiled in Aberdeen
Today, global human rights organisation Amnesty International announces an artistic collaboration with arts festival Nuart Aberdeen.
Mar 27 2018 1:23PM
Yemen: Three years of devastating conflict and escalating human rights abuses
The conflict in Yemen has now been raging for more than three years. The war has had a devastating impact on the country. Yet Yemen still struggles to make international headlines.
Mar 22 2018 12:37PM
Times Up for #ToxicTwitter
Dear @Jack we hope you had enjoyed celebrating @twitter's 12th birthday and particularly all of the messages from our #ToxicTwitter campaign…
Mar 14 2018 12:51PM
Persuading Politicians
Amnesty International is one of multiple NGOs who are campaigning to change the laws around refugee family reunion, and on Friday 16 March we arrive at a pivotal moment. The proposal to change the law is being debated at Westminster an...
Mar 8 2018 2:27PM
Solidarity with the sisterhood
On International Women's Day, Scotland Team Assistant and fervent feminist Juliet Swann reflects on steps forward and back for gender equality and celebrates two amazing international Women Human Rights Defenders. In some ways, Interna...
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