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...
Dec 1 2017 10:21AM
Bureaucratic Borders
The Hurdles Faced by Migrants to the UK Lee Caspi is a research volunteer with Amnesty International UK’s Scotland office Immigration has been at the forefront of political discourse in the UK in recent years. The issue was one of the...
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 23 2017 10:56AM
The UK Home Office – Where Art Goes to Die
Lee Caspi is a research volunteer with Amnesty International UK’s Scotland office The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the world’s largest arts festival, taking place annually during the month of August. It runs parallel to two other large...
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...
Nov 22 2017 10:09AM
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...
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...
Aug 11 2017 4:24PM
Freedom of Expression Award 2017
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. Around 70 longlisted product...
Aug 1 2017 3:34PM
Amnesty International and Glasgow FrontRunners July 2017
The Glasgow FrontRunners (LGBT+ inclusive) are supporting Amnesty International at their OUTrun event on 19th August. The OUTrun is a five-mile course, which attracts runners of all abilities from across the UK and offers participants...
Jun 2 2017 2:20PM
Scottish Party Manifesto's - how do they compare on human rights?
When the snap general election was called a few weeks ago, Amnesty International in Scotland announced our manifesto recommendations for all parties in Scotland (see download below). Now that all of the main parties in Scotland (those...
Apr 4 2017 5:15PM
Taser and spit hood use by Police Scotland
Tasers use in Scotland has been fairly limited with 113 uses since April 2013, 7 of which were on minors, the youngest being 15. A limited number of specialist officers are trained in the use of the device. However, in the wake of the...
Mar 7 2017 4:27PM
Inspirational Women's Day
Amnesty International’s theme for International Women’s Day this year is Human Rights Defenders. We are focussing on those women who often put themselves in great danger in order to further the rights of women and their communities. Th...