May 21 2018 6:48PM
The work of the Scotland office
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...
May 16 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...
Mar 2 2018 12:44PM
Standing on the shoulders of our suffragette sisters
Kate Nevens, Amnesty Scotland's Interim Director reflects on the work of women campaigners here in Scotland and internationally. At Amnesty International, we campaign to end violence against women around the world and believe that viol...
Feb 22 2018 1:47PM
Improving legal gender recognition in Scotland
The Scottish Government are consulting on a review of the Gender Recognition Act which will help bring Scottish legislation in line with international best practice and we want you to respond! Read on to find out why and how.
Jan 5 2018 2:37PM
Immigration Detainees in the UK
A volunteer for Amnesty International shares the shock, anger and inspiration to highlight the plight of UK immigration detainees.
Dec 18 2017 9:48AM
Dispatches from Scotland: Bonface Massah
Bonface Massah, Director of the Association of Persons with Albinism (APAM) visited the UK in November 2017. He was originally scheduled to visit in 2016 to coincide with Annie Alfred, a young person with albinism in Malawi, featuring...
Dec 11 2017 11:52AM
Final dispatch from Activists Conference
Cristine Ferguson was our furthest travelled delegate at the Activists Conference, here she shares her motivation for making the journey Living in Orkney it is a big thing travelling ‘sooth’ to an Amnesty UK AGM and conference. I have...
Dec 4 2017 12:45PM
Scotland Activists Conference
Gabriel Calvert from the Dundee University Amnesty Group shares his experience of the Scotland Activists Conference The Amnesty International Scottish Activist Conference was an inspirational gathering of likeminded activists from acro...
Nov 27 2017 12:12PM
Scotland Activists Conference - report!
Amnesty local group member, Cathy Crawford, shares her experience of the 2017 Activists Conference It was a cold sunny morning for our conference in Edinburgh, and I would say our spirits were as good as the sunshine and as the day dev...
Nov 22 2017 10:25AM
Imprisoned Writers debate at Holyrood
On Thursday 23 November, the Members Debate S5M-07970 will take place in the Scottish Parliament: That the Parliament acknowledges that, each year, 15 November marks the Day of the Imprisoned Writer, which commemorates writers around t...
Aug 11 2017 4:26PM
Why I'm volunteering for Amnesty at the Edinburgh Festival
Guest blog from Amnesty FestiVol Rona MacNicol : As a fulltime student and with a part time job, it is often challenging to immerse and involve myself with the organisations I admire most. I often find myself researching the work of wo...
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