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Human Rights Australia
Tweet Scott Morrison: Accept NZ’s Offer to Resettle Refugees

In the past year, the #GameOver campaign has worked with a coalition of almost 50 organisations that have overseen over 300 people resettled. But as the Australian Government’s deal to resettle refugees in the United States comes to a close, there are still nearly 500 refugees and asylum seekers remaining offshore and in detention around […]

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Cultural Walk at Lake Monger

Indigenous Tours WA (http://www.indigenouswa.com/) have agreed to conduct a culture walk at Lake Monger. This event will mark the end of Naidoc Wk 2020. There will be a Welcome to Country and the walk will focus around the Dodd St area, in order to make the walk accessible for people who would not manage to […]

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A light artist stands against a dark night sky and paints the AI candle.
Human Rights Australia
Serious questions for DFAT following disturbing violation of women at Hamad International Airport
26 October 2020 | 12:40 pm

Responding to this morning’s comments by Foreign Affairs Minister, Marise Payne, concerning the violation of women at Hamad International Airport in Qatar, Amnesty International National Director, Sam Klintworth, said: “There are a number of very serious questions the Department must answer concerning the events of October 2 in Qatar. The women subjected to this terrible […]

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Loujain al-Hathloul smiling into the camera. She is wearing a white top and a necklace and the background behind her is blue
Women's rights Middle East
B20 Saudi Arabia: With women activists jailed, “empowerment” summit is a sham
23 October 2020 | 11:47 am

With women’s empowerment topping the agenda at today’s B20 Summit, hosted by Saudi Arabia, Amnesty International is reminding business leaders that many of the country’s bravest women’s rights activists are languishing in prison for daring to demand reforms.  Loujain al Hathloul, Nassima al-Sada, Samar Badawi, Maya’a al-Zahrani, and Nouf Abdulaziz spearheaded women’s rights campaigns, including […]

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Refugees Australia
Report: ‘Refugees, Our Neighbours’
22 October 2020 | 2:05 pm

In just three years Amnesty International’s refugee campaign, ‘My New Neighbour’, has gone to every Australian state and territory, revealing the willingness of local communities to get behind their new neighbours, some of whom are refugees. The My New Neighbour campaign is a neighbourhood-led solution to help refugees – people who are seeking to rebuild […]

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White graffiti of hands behind bars on a black wall
Indigenous rights Australia
LNP curfews raise serious human rights concern and potential breach of international law
21 October 2020 | 1:23 pm

The LNP in Queensland  proposing a curfew on children in Far North Queensland is extremely concerning and potentially breaches international law. Amnesty International Australia campaigner Joel Mackay said:  “The evidence is clear: tough on crime is not solving the issue of youth offending. The LNP seems not to be listening to the experts or reviewing […]

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Teodora Vasquez hugs her family and friends shortly after being released from the women's Readaptation Center, in Ilopango, El Salvador on February 15, 2018, where she was serving a sentence since 2008, handed down under draconian anti-abortion laws after suffering a miscarriage.
Write for rights Global
You can make a difference: Good news from Write for Rights in 2019
21 October 2020 | 12:54 pm

Write for Rights is a moment when Amnesty International’s movement of ten million comes together to challenge injustice and take action for freedom, justice and equality. Over nearly 20 years, those actions more have made a real difference in many lives. In 2019 Amnesty activists took more than six million Write for Rights actions. And […]

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Activism Global
When is targeted surveillance wrong?
20 October 2020 | 1:32 pm

Your phone rings. Within seconds, it’s infected with secret spyware that’s tracking everything you do. This isn’t a conspiracy theory or a twist in a Netflix thriller. It’s happening right now to people like you – and you have the power to stop it. We all know that privacy matters. Our private thoughts, texts, friendships, social […]

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A boat crammed with 350 people drifting off the coast of Thailand and Malaysia
Refugees Asia
Indonesia: Hundreds of Rohingya need urgent rescue near Aceh waters
20 October 2020 | 10:33 am

Responding to reports that a boat carrying around 250 Rohingya refugees was sighted near Indonesian waters, off Aceh, Amnesty International Indonesia’s Executive Director Usman Hamid said: “The Indonesian authorities must urgently rescue Rohingya people currently adrift off the coast of Aceh. This is a matter of life and death. Indonesia has a chance to lead […]

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