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Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Australians shaking hands in front of the Aboriginal flag
Indigenous rights
Amnesty NSW contingent at Invasion Day Rally

For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 26 January is a painful day that marks the start of colonisation. Rodney Dillon, Palawa man and Indigenous Rights Advisor at Amnesty International Australia, puts it best: “26 January is a hard day for all of our mob. Aboriginal people always feel sad on Australia Day; it marks […]

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Community is everything
Amnesty NSW Redfern Action Group at Yabun Festival 2019

Yabun Festival is the largest one day gathering and recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures in Australia, held annually on 26th January upon the traditional lands of the Gadigal people in Sydney. Yabun (meaning ‘music to a beat’ in Gadigal language) is a free event welcome to everyone that features live music, market […]

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Amnesty activists release hundreds of yellow balloons into a blue sky. © AI
12 bright moments for human rights
15 January 2019 | 2:58 pm

As we continue to fight the good fight in 2019 Amnesty Campaigner Belinda Lowe remembers a cheery moment for human rights for every month of 2018. January The councils of Flinders Island, Fremantle, Yarra, Darebin and Moreland showed respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people by holding Australia Day events on a date other […]

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Volunteer sitting at Amnesty marquee stall covered in Amnesty promotional material
Marrickville Markets Stall

The NSW Youth Network is hosting a stall Newtown Action Group is hosting a stall at Marrickville Markets to raise awareness about current campaigns, collect signatures on petitions and expand our network of activists. Marrickville Markets are open from 8:30am-4:00pm. Come and join us!!!  

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Human Rights Europe
Russia: Chechen authorities resume homophobic crackdown
15 January 2019 | 10:14 am

Amnesty International has received credible information that the authorities in Chechnya, a republic in the south of Russia, have unleashed a new wave of attacks on people believed to be gay or lesbian. At least two people are reported to have been tortured to death since December 2018. The Russian LGBT Network has verified reports […]

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Women's Rights Protest
Individuals at risk Australia
Brave 2019
11 January 2019 | 4:33 pm

As we head into the final weeks of Write for Rights, check out some of the amazing work that has happened over the Summer so far, and what’s coming up next. Super Saturday in Melbourne Last December, the team in Victoria opened up the Action Centre for a super Saturday of taking action. Throughout the […]

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Activist Crafternoon

Join us for an Activist Crafternoon on the 15th of January drop in from 4-7 pm! Amnesty NSW will be preparing materials for the Women’s Wave March and other upcoming events and rallies. This a fun way to make new friends and support human rights at the same time. If you are new to Amnesty […]

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NSW SCL 2019
Amnesty NSW Social Change Lab

Join Amnesty activists for a day of relationship building, skill development and planning for a big year of human rights activism. Kick starting 2019 our first Social Change Lab is focused on skills building and developing strategic approaches to supporting NSW groups and activists. Our workshops for the day: 2019 Campaigns and updates Strategic Planning […]

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Crisis response Australia
AFC must take action to #FreeHakeem
10 January 2019 | 10:57 am

Bahrain and Thailand  will meet today as part of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup. But while the two countries vie for supremacy on the field, their collusion off the field means that the future of Hakeem al-Araibi, the Melbourne soccer player who fled Bahrain and was granted refugee status in Australia, remains perilous. Dr Graham […]

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Human Flow Movie CBD Screening

Special one-time screening of the film Human Flow! Human Flow, an epic film journey led by the internationally renowned artist Ai Weiwei, gives a powerful visual expression to this massive human migration. The documentary elucidates both the staggering scale of the refugee crisis and its profoundly personal human impact. To reserve your tickets, please visit […]

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