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Write for rights Global
Write for Rights: 3.7 million thank yous
24 March 2016 | 2:57 pm

Every year, Amnesty supporters across the globe write millions of letters on behalf of people whose basic human rights are being attacked. During late 2015 and early 2016, our supporters around the world wrote an astonishing 3.7 million letters, messages, emails and tweets as part of our global letter-writing marathon, Write for Rights. Success In […]

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Child in the Softex refugee camp in Sindos, near Thessaloniki
Refugees Australia
New global survey shows world’s citizens want stronger global action to welcome refugees
19 May 2016 | 5:05 pm

A new global survey commissioned by Amnesty International shows that 80% of people would welcome refugees fleeing danger into their own countries. The Refugees Welcome Index, based on a global survey of more than 27,000 people and carried out by strategy consultancy GlobeScan, ranks 27 countries across all continents based on people’s willingness to let […]

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A caricature of Malcolm Turnbull by DonkeyHotey on Flickr. © Flickr/DonkeyHotey
Australia
98% of Amnesty supporters say Turnbull’s Government must lift its game on human rights
26 October 2016 | 11:13 am

Today marks 100 days since the new Turnbull Government Ministry was sworn in. That’s plenty of time to show us its human rights credentials, so we asked Amnesty supporters around the country to rate the Turnbull Government’s leadership in defending human rights. The results are in – and you’re not impressed Nearly 5,000 Amnesty supporters […]

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Refugees Australia
Digital verification of Manus Island shooting released
15 May 2017 | 7:26 am

Amnesty International experts have digitally verified images and footage from the shooting and found bullets were fired directly into the centre. Calls for accountability renewed one month on from incident Australian government deliberately fails to take responsibility for people’s lives Digital verification of images and videos establishes that bullets were fired directly into the Manus […]

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Australia
5 ways you can make a change in 2017
1 January 2017 | 9:00 am

2016 was a tumultuous year to say the least. With the endless news reports on war horrors, inequality and intolerance, it may have felt like we were heading back in time, rather than forwards. However, despite what the headlines will tell you, 2016 wasn’t all doom and gloom. Back in December we looked at the many human […]

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A female Federal Prison in Mexico.
Gender and sexuality North America
Mexico faces a test to end torture of women by police and military
19 July 2016 | 1:48 pm

Verónica Razo, a Mexican 37-year-old mother of three is terrified of sleeping. Every night, when she lies in her bed in a small cell in Morelo’s federal prison, an hour outside the capital, Mexico City, her mind replays the scariest 24 hours of her life. On 8 June 2011 federal police raped, suffocated and electrocuted […]

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Death penalty Global
5 reasons some people think the world needs the death penalty
10 October 2015 | 9:10 am

On this World Day Against the Death Penalty I thought we should try and answer some of the tougher questions – addressing why it is fundamentally important to abolish the death penalty. Anti-death penalty campaigners can rattle off 25 different reasons why we need to abolish the death penalty: its cruel, degrading, inhumane, what about […]

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