Amnesty’s 60 Years of Change

1999
15 women championing human rights in Australia this year

Today is a very special day in our human rights calendar. It’s International Women’s Day (IWD). A day in which the incredible feats of women are championed and the inequalities and prejudices against us that still exist today are challenged globally. In 2017 the theme of IWD is #Beboldforchange, so we wanted to shine the […]

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2010
A culture of gender inequality thrives

Imagine, if you can … You’re a 15-year-old girl. You’re married – you saw it as your way out of poverty, a chance for a better life. Instead, you’re beaten. Time and time again. You implore your husband to free you, to agree to a divorce. But instead he’s more abusive. And his brother takes […]

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2015
‘My first week of freedom after 10 years in jail’: Moses Akatugba

On 28 May 2015, Moses Akatugba, a Nigerian death-row inmate, was pardoned after nearly 10 years in jail. He had been tortured to confess to a crime he says he never committed. Over 800,000 activists sent letters demanding justice for Moses. Moses describes his joy at finally being free. Tears of joy When I called […]

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2020
Amnesty’s 2020 Vision

In 1961, London lawyer Peter Benenson had an inspired idea: to mobilise public opinion worldwide and free prisoners of conscience. Since then, his vision has grown into a global movement of more than 7 million people taking action to defend human rights. We are an independent, global movement that campaigns courageously for human rights for […]

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2021
Trump: Is ending DACA the final straw?

Following President Trump’s decision to revoke the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) programme, affecting the future of nearly 800,000 people in the US, journalist Liz Fields takes a look at the upshot of Trump’s presidency — so far — on human rights and civil liberties. A new world order has set in, and an […]

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