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 31st 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...

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...

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 29th 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...

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

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