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Freedom of expression, association and assembly
Art of Living Festival

Join Amnesty’s Sutherland Shire Group at the Art of Living Festival. The festival is an annual community event in the small village of Bundeena. It features art, craft, food, and much more. Amnesty Sutherland Shire will hold a stall at this festival. You can find out more about the work of Amnesty both globally and […]

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Activism Australia
People Powered activist toolkit
15 August 2019 | 10:59 am

Amnesty International Australia introduced a new operational model in March 2019. This change has meant staff shifting the way we work, to put our activists at the centre. We thank you for your patience and understanding over this period of change, and for your unwavering commitment and dedication to the defence of justice and human […]

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Write for Rights postcards for Clovis. © Amnesty International Taiwan
Individuals at risk
Write for Rights in Hornsby

The Amnesty Hornsby Local Action Group invites the Hornsby and wider community to a relaxed Write For Rights Saturday morning at the Bees Knees Cafe. Locals can connect and take a stand for human rights over letters and coffee.

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Volunteers stand behind an Amnesty International Stall at Mardi Gras - the table is decorated with yellow table-cloth, and yellow balloons hang above. The volunteers are pictured speaking to interested people about a campaign.
Human Rights
Spring into Corrimal

The “Spring into Corrimal” Family Festival is Corrimal’s longest-running annual event and the largest one-day free family festival in regional NSW, attracting crowds in excess of 60,000. The streets are closed to traffic and Corrimal turns into a centre of bustling fun! Amnesty’s Wollongong Group will have a stall at the festival where you can learn more […]

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Nominating for election as a director of Amnesty International Australia
15 August 2019 | 9:53 am

The National Board of Amnesty International Australia (AIA) provides leadership and governance for AIA.   Members of AIA are now invited to nominate for election to the National Board.   At the Annual General Meeting (AGM) in October last year AIA members voted overwhelming in support of a new system of governance. A key component of this […]

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Economic, social and cultural rights
Amnesty International votes to divest from fossil fuel companies
14 August 2019 | 4:35 pm

Amnesty International will divest from fossil fuel companies in acknowledgement that investment in an industry whose products are the primary source of the climate crisis is at odds with the organization’s mission of protecting and championing human rights. The decision was taken at Amnesty’s highest decision-making forum – the Global Assembly – which is formed […]

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Lismore Vigil

Join Amnesty’s Lismore Group and protest in solidarity outside the federal member Kevin Hogan’s office. Bring along some signs and alert the passing traffic to the plight of refugees in offshore detention. 

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Gender and sexuality
Amnesty Stall ‘Level the Playing Field’

Join Amnesty QLD’s LGBTQI Network at the ‘Level the Playing Field’ event. ‘Level the Playing Field’ is a quidditch training day for women and gender diverse people to build up their sports skills. Amnesty will have a stall where you can take meaningful action on LGBTQI issues. 

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Protesters in Hong Kong clash with police.
Freedom of expression, association and assembly Asia
Hong Kong: Police should exercise restraint to avoid escalating violence
13 August 2019 | 3:08 pm

In response to police operations on Aug 11, where rounds of tear gas and rubber bullets were fired, Man-Kei Tam, Director of Amnesty International Hong Kong said:  “Hong Kong police have once again used tear gas and rubber bullets in a way that have fallen short of international standards. Firing at retreating protesters in confined areas where they had little time to leave goes against the purported objective of dispersing a crowd.”  Man-Kei […]

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‘Lived Experience’ Fadak Alfayadh

Join Amnesty’s Warrnambool Group for an afternoon with Fadak Alfayadh. Fadak is a 26 year old Australian law graduate fighting for justice. Sixteen years ago she was a refugee, fleeing the invasion of Iraq. Now, she wants to tell her story to as many people as possible, and to challenge some commonly-held views about refugees. […]

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