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Gender and sexuality North America
Fifty years after Stonewall riots: Pride, protest and a hunger for equality
28 June 2019 | 3:13 pm

Fifty years ago, nine New York police officers stormed the Stonewall Inn on Christopher Street and began aggressively searching the bar’s patrons. They demanded identification and arrested anyone they suspected of being gay or dressed in a way that didn’t conform to mainstream society’s narrow understanding of gender. The events that followed would spark the […]

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9 camera feeds on the one computer screen, showing blue-hued images looking down at bare cells. A blurred figure is curled on the floor of one cell image.
Community is everything Australia
Inside Queensland’s broken youth justice system
28 June 2019 | 12:11 pm

Fiona* is devastated at how much Queensland’s justice system failed her son. In January, Fiona’s 15-year-old son Mark* spent three weeks in the Brisbane City Watch House for stealing chocolates and paint cans from a shop.  Police took Mark to the Brisbane City Watch House, a maximum security detention facility designed to temporarily hold adults. […]

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Activism
Sudan Uprising – Show Your Support Adelaide

This event was organised by the Sudan Uprising Supporting Committee. Come along to Parliament House this Sunday to join the global community in demanding that the Transitional Military Council (TMC) allow for a peaceful, free and democratic transition towards civilian government and the removal of paramilitary forces from the cities of Sudan. See you there!

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A man in handcuffs and led by police officers, with a media scrum around him
Freedom of expression, association and assembly Asia
Myanmar: free Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi

Filmmaker Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi has been detained in Myanmar after he criticised the country’s military-drafted Constitution and the military’s role in politics.

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Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo smile widely and wave. Wa Lone has his hand raised in the air in a thumbs up.
Activism
15 human rights wins in 2019
25 June 2019 | 9:24 am

Think signing petitions, attending rallies, and bugging your members of parliament doesn’t do anything? Here’s proof that it does – and this is just a teaser. Every day we hear incredible stories of hope overcoming adversity, and people just like you leading positive change, all around the world. Thank you for defending human rights! 1. […]

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Amnesty International Candle on ledge
Crisis response Middle East
Sharrouf children’s return welcome news
24 June 2019 | 3:59 pm

In response to news that the Sharrouf children will be returning to Australia Dr Graham Thom, Amnesty International Australia Refugee Coordinator said: “These children being returned home to their family is a great achievement for the Australian Government and a welcome relief for the people aiding them on the ground. “Yet around sixty Australian daughters, […]

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A crowd gathers in Sydney to protest the treatment of refugees and asylum seekers, February 2016.
Messages of hope for Manus and Nauru

The men and women detained on Manus and Nauru need to know that people in Australia are with them, and that they are not forgotten. Show the refugees and people seeking asylum on Manus and Nauru that Australians do care, and want safety and protection for them.

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