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WA Activism skill share

Join activists from Western Australia for our first Activism skill share of 2017. Our lead activists will host workshops and share their skills and experience with participants. Workshops include: Strategic planning How to market your action group Objection handling Activist health The Activism skill share, as it’s name suggests, offers our volunteers and activists an […]

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Crisis response Asia
Pakistan: Wave of violence shows a horrific disregard for human life
24 February 2017 | 12:09 pm

A bomb attack in Lahore that killed eight people is the latest in a wave of violence that shows a horrific disregard for human life. Over the past fortnight, a series of bomb attacks claimed by a slew of armed groups has claimed the lives of more than 120 people and injured several more, raising […]

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Gender and sexuality Australia
LGBTQI youth in schools: What more needs to be done for students?
24 February 2017 | 10:45 am

In a blow to the rights of LGBTQI students in the US, President Trump has revoked landmark guidance from the former Obama administration, which allowed transgender students to use the bathroom matching the gender they identify with. “Reversing this guidance tells trans kids that it’s OK with the Trump administration and the Department of Education […]

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On human rights, Australia faces a stark choice
23 February 2017 | 4:45 pm

Don Dale youth detention centre. Manus. Nauru. Many Australians visited these places in 2016, if only in their imagination. In reality, a small number of people witnessed firsthand what was happening – or worse, lived through it. Even fewer spoke up about it, but their courage made the difference. Horrors committed every day and long […]

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Community is everything Australia
Queensland must shine light into youth detention to stop abuse of children
23 February 2017 | 4:42 pm

  The Queensland Government must encourage transparency in youth detention centres and police watchhouses, when it establishes the new independent inspectorate of correctional services.   In a positive move, Queensland last week agreed to establish an independent inspectorate for adult prisons, but has not committed to giving the inspector access to all places of detention […]

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Refugees Australia
‘I woke up feeling like a bit of migration’
23 February 2017 | 3:27 pm

Warning: Satire ahead! I’m a refugee, aka illegal immigrant, national security threat, halal snack packer and recreational queue jumper. In the spirit of Operation Sovereign Borders’ transparency, and because the Wi-Fi connection is just that good here in Nauru, I thought I’d give blogging a whirl. My story begun when I woke up one morning feeling […]

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Indigenous rights
March Book Club

Bring your thoughts and a snack to share if you can as we discuss Jeanine Scott’s ‘Purple Threads’ “Growing up in the shifting landscape of Gundagai with her Nan and Aunties, Sunny spends her days playing on the hills near their farmhouse and her nights dozing by the fire, listening to the big women yarn about […]

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Freedom of expression, association and assembly Middle East
Journalist in UAE prison for Facebook post

Tayseer Salman al-Najjar is a husband and father of five young children. In April 2015 he moved from his home in Jordan to work for a major newspaper in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Eight months later he was arrested and taken into custody for a simple Facebook comment. The Facebook comment criticised countries including […]

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Gender and sexuality
International Women’s Day Trivia Night

Come along to an Amnesty International Feminist Trivia Night to mark International Women’s Day on the 8th of March. What’s happening? Join us in some general knowledge trivia with a focus on amazing women. The Women’s Rights Defenders Network (WRDN) will be your hosts! Our MC, Lauren Stardust (of The Alchemist’s Refuge Trivia) is sure […]

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