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Activism
Amnesty WA un-Zoomed

Following a turbulent year, the WA region are finally coming together un-Zoomed! All convenors, leaders and activists are invited to the Action Centre to share their group’s work, meet key Amnesty leaders and get excited about our new Vision!.

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Activism
Harmony Week

#ShoalhavencelebratesHarmonyWeekDay Shoalhaven communities are invited to celebrate Harmony Week 15th – 21st March 2021. The Shoalhaven is celebrating its cultural diversity with this year’s Harmony Day theme “Everyone Belongs”. This celebration is an opportunity for all communities to join together to celebrate the many cultures that make up our local community. Over the decades, the […]

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Our Vision

Amnesty believes that together, we can create a world where our most basic human rights are enjoyed by all.

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Activism
Dawn Barrington – Musician + Refugee Rights Activist

Dawn Barrington is a contemporary folk singer songwriter with a social conscience. Originally from Denmark, Dawn is now based in Fremantle and is well known in the community for her social activism. Dawn spends a lot of time on the road and in addition to playing locally, tours have reached across Western Australia and QLD, […]

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Activism
Dine, Drink, Defend!

It’s a chance to have a drink, eat some good food and meet with like minded people to help make a difference. It doesn’t take much to sign a petition or write a letter but it could make a world of difference to those who need your help. This a great opportunity to get a […]

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Activism
Pride March in the South

Be free to be you with an afternoon by the sea at Pride March in the South and Family Fun Day. This year, our event coincides with the date of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras on 6th March – our opportunity to shine together with Pride in the South! Gather at the Original […]

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Human Rights Asia
Malaysia: Deportation to Myanmar puts lives in danger
19 February 2021 | 11:29 am

Amnesty International Malaysia is aghast at the Malaysian government’s planned efforts with the Myanmar military to deport 1,200 people back to Myanmar on 23 February 2021. Mass deportation exercises carried out with little transparency contravenes Malaysia’s obligations to respect and protect the rights of migrants and refugees, and risks endangering their lives. Widespread crackdown on dissidents following the military coup […]

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Human Rights Australia
Facebook news ban raises human rights concerns
19 February 2021 | 11:14 am

Responding to Facebook blocking Australian news sites from being shared on its platform Amnesty International Australia campaigner Tim O’Connor said: “It is extremely concerning that a private company is willing to control access to information that people rely on.  “Facebook’s action starkly demonstrates why allowing one company to exert such dominant power over our information […]

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Indigenous rights Australia
CDC review: shaming people doesn’t solve intractable issues
18 February 2021 | 7:17 pm

“The cashless debit card was always just another paternalistic response to addressing issues that affect Indigenous people in this country. Approaches that have failed to make significant inroads into addressing intractable issues like poverty and discrimination. “The report into the trial, conducted at great expense, found that people involved in the trial of the CDC […]

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Freedom of expression, association and assembly Asia
Sri Lanka: Government suffocating dissent and obstructing justice for historic crimes says Amnesty report
18 February 2021 | 5:31 am

The Sri Lankan Government has launched a renewed crackdown on dissent that is severely curtailing civil society freedom and obstructing efforts to deliver justice for conflict-era crimes under international law, said Amnesty International, in a new report published today.   The report, Old ghosts in new garb: Sri Lanka’s return to fear, exposes how the Sri […]

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