8th March marked the centenary of International Women’s Day.
Swindon Amnesty group took to the streets to celebrate the 50th birthday of Amnesty International.
This was our second year taking part in the Swindon Pride event, and we had a hugely positive response from event-goers.
We were shocked and dismayed at the execution of Troy Davis, despite the many doubts surrounding his conviction.
Ellis Brooks, AIUK Syria Coordinator, updated us on the developing situation in Syria, and on Amnesty's campaigning approach.
Our annual Greetings Card Campaign meeting was held on Thursday 8th December.
Our curry and quiz night was a great success, raising £200 for Amnesty, as well as raising awareness of our Burma campaigning activities.
At our monthly meeting on 8th September the group met with Robert Buckland, MP for Swindon South.
At the Old Town Festival we collected postcard signatures for Min Ko Naing, our Burmese prisoner of conscience.
The theme of this year's National Conference was about celebrating the achievements of the last 50 years of campaigning for human rights, and looking forward to the challenges of the next 50 ye