Brave has launched!

Plan your activism

Cases and materials for you to work on our Brave campaign are now available for download.

If you missed our Brave Activist Campaign Briefing check it out here

Key dates for planning your activities around the priority cases are:

  • April 24, the premiere of Guilty, a film about the final 72-hours in the life of Myuran Sukumaran, on the ABC. We have a new casefile and petition for you to bring to screenings. Stay tuned for more information in the Leader on how to get involved!
  • May 8 is Tashi Wangchuck’s birthday, check out his casefile for a solidarity message in Tibetan to send him for his birthday.
  • June 6 will mark one year of imprisonment for Taner Kilic.
  • August 21 is the anniversary of the verdicts against Iranian Human Rights Defenders, Arash Sadeghi and Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee. 
  • November 25 to December 10 is Write for Rights. New Brave cases will be released in the lead up to Write for Rights.

Please plan your activism around these important dates, and put your events and activities through the Host an Event form.

This will make sure that Amnesty can send you the material and resources you need to reach out to your communities, tell people about these Brave people, and ask them to take action to ensure we improve the lives of over 104 human rights defenders by the end of 2018!

It’s working!

When your action group goes out in your community and gets people to take action it makes a real difference in the lives of people whose rights have been abused. Here are some of the latest successes that you and your group have been part of:

Cambodian environmental activists released!

What happened?

On 11 September 2017, two environmental activists – Hun Vannak and Doem Kundy – were arrested by police while filming two sand-bearing vessels anchored off the coast of Cambodia.

How did you help

Following their arrest and conviction, 10,330 Amnesty supporters sent messages to the Cambodian Embassy in Canberra calling for the release of Hun Vannak and Doem Kundy.

What was the result?

Hun Vannak and Doem Kundy, were released on a seven-month suspended sentence on 13 February 2018.

Teodora Vasquez is free!

What happened?

Teodora suffered a stillbirth and was sentenced to 30 years for ‘aggravated homicide’ under strict anti-abortion laws. She spent over a decade behind bars.

How did you help Teodora?

Amnesty International Australia supporters and activists took around 30,000 actions calling on the El Salvador’s Minister of Justice to release Teodora and all women imprisoned for pregnancy-related complications, Local Action Group continued to work on her case in the years after. You also sent solidarity messages offering support to Teodora herself.

What was the result?

Teodora del Carmen Vásquez was released from prison in El Salvador on 15 February 2018, after a court reduced her sentence.

So, what next?

Join our teleconferences to stay up to date and feed into this campaign throughout the year. Our next teleconference will be on Monday 9 April at 7:30pm AEST. Make sure you RSVP right away to find our more about this campaign, and how to defend the brave.

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