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Q4 (October - December) campaign updates for activists

Couldn’t make our recent campaigns look ahead webinar? Here’s what you missed.

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Or if you’d prefer the quick summary version have a read through the information below. To stay up to date with key dates for campaigns and training sessions we’re running make sure to regularly look at the Activism Planner.

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Community is Everything

In early September we started our blitz for a national plan on youth justice, but we still have a lot of work ahead. We need to build enough pressure before the end of November for Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to stand up and accept responsibility for the over representation of Indigenous kids in detention.

Write for Rights

Across the world, people’s freedom is under threat. Human rights defenders are locked up just for expressing their opinions. Protesters are tortured and wrongfully imprisoned. You can change this. As part of Amnesty’s global Write for Rights campaign, you can send letters and petitions to pressure decision-makers and help people experiencing human rights abuses. With your help, governments will be held to account.
  • Some of 2017’s W4R cases are online now, there will be 10 cases in total.
  • Resources for W4R will be released in mid-October. The campaign will kick off in late November.
  • If you have any questions or comments about the campaign contact Anouska Teunen / anouska.teunen@amnesty.org.au

Marriage Equality

Marriage equality is a human rights issue. LGBTQI couples are being denied the same basic right as their friends, family members and colleagues – the right to marry the person they love and have that marriage recognised before the law. Human rights should never be up for debate, but we have been forced into this situation by the Federal Government. So what we need is a massive and resounding ‘YES’ vote to be returned.

Refugees

Over the next few months we are expecting to finally see the closure of the Manus Island offshore detention centre. But the Australian Government still isn’t taking responsibility for the people they’ve kept in detention over the last five years. We need to keep the pressure on them to make sure every person seeking asylum has a safe place to live.

Thank you for all the work you have done this year, we look forward to seeing all of powerful activism in the community over the next few months. It’s because of people like you that we are able to achieve change. Happy campaigning!