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Taliban fighters stand guard at an entrance gate.
Human Rights Middle East
Afghanistan: Taliban wasting no time in stamping out human rights says new briefing
21 September 2021 | 11:22 am

The Taliban are steadily dismantling the human rights gains of the last twenty years, said Amnesty International, the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) in a new briefing published today, which documents the group’s wide-ranging crackdown since their seizure of Kabul little more than five weeks ago.  

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Yang hengjun stands on a rock in front of a bush.
Freedom of expression, association and assembly Asia
Send Your Solidarity Message to Dr Yang

Chinese-Australian Dr Yang Hengjun, a pro-democracy writer, is detained in China. He has been charged with espionage – and faces a long prison sentence if found guilty. Let’s send him a message and stand in solidarity with Dr Yang. He was detained in January 2019. Yang hasn’t seen his family for over two years, and […]

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Photograph of Zhang Zhan
Freedom of expression, association and assembly Asia
Press freedom: Why you should take action for citizen journalist Zhang Zhan
17 September 2021 | 5:00 pm

Freedom of expression is the right to seek, receive and impart information and ideas of all kinds. Freedom of expression is a fundamental human right, however, around the world there are a number of governments and powerful actors attempting to obstruct it.

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Human Rights Africa
Egypt: End National Security Agency’s web of fear controlling activists’ lives
17 September 2021 | 9:51 am

Egypt’s National Security Agency (NSA), which specializes in policing terrorism and political cases, is increasingly using a well-honed pattern of unlawful summons, coercive questioning that amounts to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, and excessive monitoring/probation measures against human rights defenders and political activists, in an attempt to harass and intimidate them into silence, destroying […]

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Activism Asia
Inclusive Language & Events Guide
14 September 2021 | 5:42 pm

Why do we need an Inclusive Language Guide? Amnesty International Australia is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, representative and culturally competent movement. AIA wants to ensure that all our employees, volunteers and activists feel respected and valued and that our movement is respectful and inclusive when conducting its work. One of the ways we […]

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COVID-19 Australia
Community groups urge Trade Minister to deliver on waiving monopolies at WTO
14 September 2021 | 4:47 pm

Following months of campaigning, Australian civil society organisations last week welcomed the  comments from Trade Minister Dan Tehan that the Australian Government now supports the  temporary waiver of monopoly rules on COVID-19 vaccines, treatments and related products proposed by India and South Africa at the World Trade Organisation (WTO). The waiver is key to supporting equitable […]

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Activism
Brazen Hussies Virtual Film Screening

Amnesty Macquarie University (MQ) members and students are invited to attend a virtual screening of Brazen Hussies and hear from special guest, the Director of the film. The event includes a giveaway of Brazen Hussies merch. Come along to learn about the evolution of women’s rights in Australia, and how to challenge injustice with Amnesty […]

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