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Individuals at risk
Sunshine Coast Letter Writing Event

Join us to connect with locals who care about human rights and to write Urgent Action letters to challenge injustices and change lives. We will also write letters calling on Queensland to #raisetheage of criminal responsibility to stop locking up 10-13 year old kids in prison. All welcome, please RSVP by emailing us.

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Cover of Raise the Age report
Community is everything
Victorian Raise the Age of Criminal Responsibility Campaign Launch

The Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service (VALS) and the Amnesty International Australia Victorian Activism and Leadership Committee (Victorian ALC) are partnering in a campaign to “Raise the Age” of criminal responsibility in the lead up to the Victorian election. Hear from panelists including: • Nerita Waight, VALS CEO • Julia Breheny, Principal Managing Lawyer of Balit […]

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Human Rights Asia
Myanmar: Detainees tortured to crush opposition to coup
2 August 2022 | 1:23 pm

● Beatings, gender-based violence and arbitrary arrests documented● Myanmar must immediately free all those unjustly detained● Profound psychological trauma experienced upon release Authorities in Myanmar’s prisons and interrogation centres routinely subject people detained for resisting the 2021 military coup to torture and other cruel or degrading treatment, Amnesty International said today in a new briefing, […]

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loosely woven
Economic, social and cultural rights
Loosely Woven Concert “Wired & Awake”

At 4pm on Sunday 14 August, local music group Loosely Woven, consisting of 16 instrumentalists and singers, return to Avalon Baptist Church on George Street with their brand-new concert, ‘Wired & Awake’. The all-new program includes a couple of songs that address serious issues of our time, some well-known popular songs and some lesser-known songs, […]

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Freedom of expression, association and assembly Asia
Amnesty urges the Australian Government to offer protection to human rights activist Drew Pavlou
27 July 2022 | 3:45 pm

Activists pay a heavy price for speaking up against the Chinese government’s human rights abuses. Amnesty International has documented the various types of harassment faced by Uyghurs living overseas as part of the Chinese government’s effort to silence dissent. Amnesty International has written to Foreign Minister Senator Penny Wong about human rights activist Drew Pavlou, […]

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A group of volunteers wearing Amnesty yellow volunteer Tshirts & on in a black Indigenous Rights Tshirt are posed for the photo
Human Rights
Amnesty NSW Book Club – Rogue Forces

Join the Amnesty NSW Book Club on Zoom in August to discuss this month’s book ‘Rogue Forces’ by Mark Willacy. From the publisher: “Rogue Forces is the explosive first insiders’ story of how some of Australia’s revered SAS soldiers crossed the line in Afghanistan, descending from elite warriors to unlawful killers. Mark Willacy, who won […]

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