Oct 10 2019 2:51PM
Ndume Olatushani: 20 years on death row for a crime he didn't commit
Ndume Olatushani spent 28 years in a Tennessee prison - 20 years on death row - for a crime that he did not commit: the 1983 murder of Joe Belenchia. Twenty years of legal battles uncovered that evidence against him had been fabricated...
Oct 6 2019 9:37PM
Votes for children: the case for Universal Suffrage
Blog by Katherine Walton - Chair of Amnesty UK's Children's Human Rights Network Article 21 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights demands that “everyone” has the right to partake in their government, either by voting on things d...
Sep 10 2019 4:36PM
The Right To Complain: Petition Hand in
Blog by Holly Shorey, Vice-Chair of the Amnesty UK Children's Human Rights Network On Friday 6th September, we handed in our “Make Rights Real” petition to the UK Government, Department for Education. Well over 7000 of you took action...
Jul 20 2019 2:44PM
If rights can’t be enforced, are they really rights?
Blog by Lisa Incledon, Children's Network Committee Member In the 30 th year of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, we are asking UK government to make sure that rights are real for all children. Convention on the Rights of the...
May 17 2019 2:23PM
IDAHOBIT Spotlight: Lui Asquith, Solicitor at Mermaids
Lui Asquith, Solicitor at Mermaids, Pronouns: They/them As a non-binary person and as someone who works for the rights of trans and gender variant children every day, IDAHOBIT 2019 is an opportunity to address the transphobia that unfo...
May 17 2019 2:23PM
IDAHOBIT Spotlight: Khakan Qureshi, Activist and co-organiser of LGBTIQ+ Intersectionality and Islam Conference
Khakan Qureshi, Activist and co-organiser of LGBTIQ+ Intersectionality and Islam Conference, Pronouns: He/him IDAHOBIT is important to me for a variety of reasons. But the last few months, I feel, encapsulate why we need IDAHOBIT. In F...
May 17 2019 2:17PM
IDAHOBIT Spotlight: Phyll Opoku-Gyimah, Founder of UK Black Pride
Phyll Opoku-Gyimah, Founder of UK Black Pride Pronouns: She/her So much of the work we do at UK Black Pride is about ensuring the unique and specific experiences of queer people of colour are acknowledged, amplified and understood. We...
May 17 2019 1:44PM
Why IDAHOBIT is important to me and the LGBTI+ community
By Maria Munir and the Amnesty Rainbow Network IDAHOBIT – or International Day Against Homophobia, Biophobia, Intersexism and Transphobia – marks our global commitment to reducing inequality for LGBTI+ people. No matter where we are in...
Apr 25 2019 4:29PM
AGM Report Back
If you have not been to an Amnesty International AGM before you really should make the time to go, for reasons that I hope will become clear in this short report. We pitched up on the morning of Saturday April 13 th for two days of mee...
Apr 8 2019 2:26PM
School Strikes for Climate
Strikers for climate justice tell us, in their own words, why they're skipping school to demand change.
Mar 31 2019 9:59PM
Happy international day of trans visibility to all of the trans community. Love and solidarity forever.
Blog by Jennie Joy, Rainbow Network Committee Member The 31 st of March is International Transgender Day of Visibility. It’s a day for celebrating our trans siblings and recognizing and raising awareness of the discrimination that they...
Mar 20 2019 6:00PM
Egypt: Shocking escalation in executions
By 'The Stop Executions in Egypt Campaign', launched by the 'Egyptian Coordination of Rights and Freedoms' and other human rights organisations. The right to life is one of the most basic human rights. In all society's,religions,consti...
Mar 19 2019 3:53PM
The Death Penalty in Britain
Let me make my position crystal clear upfront - I believe the death penalty is never justified and I’m thankful to live in a country with an independent justice system where it has long-since been abolished. But I’m never complacent in...
Jan 27 2019 1:02PM
Remembering the Holocaust: The murder of LGBTI people is not yet history
By Maria Munir. Maria is a human rights defender and LGBTI Network Committee Member. Content warning: mentions of murder, anti-Semitism, racism, ableism, homophobia, biphobia, and transphobia Six million. That’s the first thing that of...
Jan 25 2019 12:55PM
Putin has given Chechnya free rein to persecute LGBTI people
By Natalia Prilutskaya, Russia Researcher at Amnesty International For the second time in less than two years, a violent homophobic crackdown has left LGBTI people in Chechnya fearing for their lives. Earlier this week the Russian LGBT...
Nov 20 2018 3:37PM
Transgender Day of Remembrance
Content note: this post will discuss mental health, suicide, murder, transphobia, violence, and death. This blog post was written by Jo Gower, committee member of Amnesty UK’s Rainbow/LGBTI Network.
Nov 20 2018 1:33PM
Happy 29th Birthday to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC)!
We are celebrating the 29 th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. On this special day, we are kicking off our 12-month campaign on the UNCRC. During this year of campaigning, we will host various events focused...
Oct 3 2018 4:19PM
The Gender Recognition Act Government Consultation
Blog by Jennie Joy - Amnesty UK LGBTI Network Committee Member What is the Gender Recognition Act? This legislation from 2004 allows (some) trans people to legally change their gender. While ground-breaking at the time of its implement...
Jul 3 2018 8:42AM
Cambodia: On 14th August, Tep Vanny will have been in prison for 2 years.
On the 14 August, Tep Vanny will have been in prison for two years. Her crime? Defending her home. This isn't the first time that Tep has been jailed for her activism. She was first arrested on 15 August 2016 for peacefully protesting...
Jun 29 2018 3:54PM
Saudi Arabia driving ban: A long road to justice
As women in Saudi Arabia take the wheel for the first time, there is still a long road ahead for justice and equality in the Kingdom