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Greg Barns ‘The Rise of the Right” book launch

This is an event jointly held by Amnesty Southern group Tas, Rural Australians for refugees SE group and Equal Together. The launch is a way of getting the community together to exchange ideas and discuss community and societal concerns. Greg Barns is a barrister,author, political commentator and human rights activist.He teaches at RMIT law school […]

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Street art of an Aboriginal flag
National Sorry Day – Adelaide

Amnesty International SA/NT invites you to join us at the Journey of Healing commemoration of National Sorry Day, held on Friday 24th May from 10.30am – 2:30pm at Tarntanyangga (Victoria Square). Elders are especially invited to this event to receive the recognition their place in the community entitles them to. Options for engaging Treaty negotiations […]

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Welcome Refugees Picnic

The Central Coast Local Amnesty Group is proud to be involved in the Welcome To Refugees Picnic being presented by Central Coast for Social Justice and supported by Central Coast Council to kick off Refugee Week. The Central Coast Amnesty Local Group will have an information table with information and petitions on Amnesty’s Refugee Community […]

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Indigenous rights
Ablaze Film Screening

Free talk and screening of never-before-seen scenes of the upcoming documentary ‘Ablaze’. ‘Ablaze’ is a feature documentary in the process of being made that tells the astonishing story of the first Aboriginal filmmaker William Bill Onus. In it, his grandson and co-director, opera singer Tiriki Onus seeks to solve the mystery surrounding a 70-year-old silent […]

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Silhouette of Indigenous children sitting on a fence
National Sorry Day

Amnesty International Gold Coast invites you to commemorate National Sorry Day, in recognition of Indigenous Australians who were forcibly removed from their families during the Stolen Generation. We will also be celebrating Amnesty International’s 58th birthday, and all of the wins we have achieved for human rights in those years. Join us for a special […]

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Individuals at risk North America
Don’t deport Alejandra

Alejandra can’t live safely in her home country, El Salvador, simply because of who she is: a trans woman and longstanding transgender rights activist. She fled El Salvador for the USA after years of attacks and sexual assaults by gang members and Salvadoran military personnel. In 2017, Alejandra reached the US-Mexico border and requested asylum. […]

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Freedom of expression, association and assembly Asia
“Forgive my children for not fasting” – Ramadan in Xinjiang
16 May 2019 | 5:59 pm

Ramadan is here. Across the world, Muslims will begin fasting during daylight hours as part of this month-long observance. But in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), Chinese authorities see fasting as a “sign of extremism”. Open or even private displays of religious affiliation – including growing an “abnormal” beard, wearing a veil or headscarf, […]

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Hand in jail with girl.
Community is everything Australia
Watchhouses: The Palaszczuk Government cares more about political points than children’s lives
16 May 2019 | 5:06 pm

Amnesty International have condemned the Palaszczuk Government for actively avoiding taking action on the issue of Queensland children in adult watchhouses. Today they have used all the parliamentary tricks of the trade to avoid finding a solution to the watchhouse crisis including: Delaying and shortening question time Avoiding answering questions on watch houses Attempting to […]

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Community is everything Australia
Investigations and 72 hour caps are not the solution to watchhouse issues
15 May 2019 | 12:22 pm

The Queensland Opposition today announced that they will introduce a bill to cap the time children are held in police watch houses at 72 hours. In response, Rodney Dillon, Amnesty International Australia Indigenous Rights Adviser, said: “While any action on the traumatising use of watchhouses is to be welcomed, three days of detention is still […]

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