Spotlight: national week of action

Amnesty activists to shine a light on Australia’s offshore policy. Find out how you can get involved in the national week of action for refugee rights.

Throughout the next few months Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Immigration Minister Peter Dutton will face increased global scrutiny from Amnesty activists. Activists will be holding demonstrations at key locations and iconic sites in their countries to express outrage at Australia cruel approach to people seeking protection.

When is the action?

Activists everywhere will be taking part in a global week of action for refugees, from 28 Nov – 1 Dec. This follows the release of our latest report from Nauru, which attracted global media attention.

How can you support the action?

Posters for demonstrations

Download and display these posters to show your support for the global action.

Screen a film

You can support the action by continuing to host screenings of these films in your community – building that essential, grassroots pressure on our government to take a different approach.

Targeting people who are not yet on board with our refugee campaign is the most strategic approach for your screenings. We’ve already got the support of rusted-on refugee rights supporters. We know that another 50 to 60 per cent of Australian voters could be persuaded to support this issue too. With your help we can reach out to these people, build community outrage, and force the government to change their policy.

The best film to show for a persuadable audience is Cast from the Storm. It’s a heart-warming, gentle film that follows a handful of teenagers rebuilding their lives in Australia and dealing with their trauma.

Find more details about Cast from the Storm and other available films here.

Social media

Keep an eye out for some fantastic colourful images from the national week of action posted on our Facebook page that you can share.


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