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Human Rights Asia
Hakeem al-Araibi shocked and disappointed at FFA’s continued support of Sheikh Salman
19 March 2019 | 1:17 pm

Football Federation Australia must explain why it is supporting Bahrain’s Sheikh Salman bin Al-Khalifa for reelection as AFC President, despite the very serious unresolved human rights allegations that continue to hang over his head, says Hakeem al-Araibi and the human rights organisations who worked to bring him home.   Al-Araibi, who was himself detained and […]

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Human Rights Australia
Open letter to politicians re Christchurch
19 March 2019 | 10:30 am

An Australian white-supremacist and terrorist stands charged with murdering at least 50 people in Christchurch New Zealand last Friday. This tragedy has highlighted that white-extremism and associated divisive far-right ideology is becoming normalised in Australia and has enormous and tragic consequences. Whilst this catastrophic tragedy has saddened and angered our community, it is not entirely […]

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Human Rights
Harmony Day in Cygnet

The Cygnet Library will welcome community members on the morning of March 21st to celebrate Harmony Day and children in the afternoon session. Cygnet has a vibrant multicultural community. The event is run jointly by Amnesty Southern group and the Cygnet library. Community members will share their stories: 11 am recorded Welcome from SETAC and […]

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Activism
Amnesty at Supanova Comic-Con

The Amnesty Pop Culture Network will have a stand at Supanova Comic-Con, one of the largest pop culture conventions in Australia. They will be there 10-6pm on Sat 6th & Sun 7th of April to collect signatures, inform visitors about our campaigns and recruit activists for their Social Justice League. FIGHTING BAD GUYS SINCE 1961

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Loujain al-Hathloul, Iman al-Nafjan, Aziza al-Youssef, Samar Badawi and Nassima al-Sada are women human rights defenders who have campaigned for women’s rights to drive and against the guardianship system in Saudi Arabia.
Individuals at risk Middle East
Saudi Arabia: Women activists persecuted under bogus charges
15 March 2019 | 9:49 am

The prosecution of 11 women activists before a Criminal Court in Riyadh for their human rights work and contact with international organizations is an appalling escalation of the Saudi authorities’ crackdown on peaceful activism, Amnesty International said today. Some of the women were charged with promoting women’s rights and calling for the end of the […]

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Refugees Australia
#MyNewNeighbour update
14 March 2019 | 1:23 pm

The wins in the #MyNewNeighbour campaign continue into 2019. Three-months into the year and the campaign is now 29 councils strong, thanks to the ongoing hard work, and dedication of activists Australia-wide. This year we saw the first councils in South Australia get behind community sponsorship. With Port Adelaide and Adelaide City council both raising […]

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Climate Strike
Activism Australia
Students’ right to protest vital part of Australia’s democratic process
14 March 2019 | 10:23 am

In response to reports of threats of expulsion and action being taken against teachers supporting the School Strike for Climate marches taking place around the country tomorrow, Amnesty International Australia’s Manager Campaigns Tim O’Connor said: “It’s deeply disappointing to hear reports of students being threatened with expulsion and teachers facing disciplinary action for supporting a […]

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Regional activists leading the way on My New Neighbour
13 March 2019 | 3:23 pm

Inspired by stories of regional towns in NSW and Victoria implementing programs to support and welcome people from refugee backgrounds, the Amnesty Southern Tasmania Group has been quietly but determinedly demonstrating the power of activist led community organising to create change across Australia. In early 2018 in the Country Women’s Association hall in the town […]

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Celebrating Human Rights Act victory in QLD
13 March 2019 | 3:08 pm

Former Branch President of QLD & Northern NSW Paul Toner describes how community organisations and everyday Queenslanders came together to call for our basic human rights be protected under law…and won! In February 2019 the Queensland government finally passed a Human Rights Act. It was the result of a four year campaign by community groups […]

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