Jul 18 2018 2:27PM
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...
Jul 11 2018 3:59PM
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...
Jul 10 2018 2:55PM
Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award Self Nominations Now Open!
Guest blog by Amnesty International Scotland Freedom of Expression Award Coordinator Robyn Pattison. Each year, Amnesty International honours theatre productions highlighting human rights issues at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. A team...
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...
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...
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