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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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Bondi Market

The Eastern Suburbs Sydney group will be holding a stall at Bondi Markets, looking to sign up activists in the support of human rights. In addition the focus of the stall will be to gain support for Amnesty International Australia campaign to reduce the over-representation of Indigenous youth detention in Australia. There will be petitions […]

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Manly Market

We’ll be at Manly Village School markets with petitions for 3 brave individuals. Maria Ressa is facing politically-motivated criminal charges for working to expose unlawful police killings in the Philippines. Queer activist and human rights defender, Zak Kostopoulos, was murdered in a violent attack in Greece. Ali Mohamed al-Showaikh fled Bahrain to seek safety in […]

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Syrian refugee woman holds her baby.
Women's rights Middle East
Women must play an active role in shaping Syria’s future
13 March 2019 | 11:15 am

Syrian women must have an official and active role in shaping the country’s future Amnesty International said today, as it launched a new campaign highlighting the gender-based violations women have experienced during the conflict and the failure to include them in discussions and decision-making about the future. The campaign Unheard No More: Syrian women shaping Syria’s future illustrates how since the beginning of the Syrian crisis in 2011, women have […]

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Climate Strike
Amnesty NSW Contingent at #climatestrike

Climate change is a threat to human rights globally. Join us in supporting Schools Strike for Climate on March 15th. ***We will be meeting on the corner of Market Street and George Street near the QVB at 11:30am *** Check out their website and sign up here: https://www.schoolstrike4climate.com/ From School Strike 4 Climate: To everyone who […]

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