Climate change ranks highest as most important issue facing world amongst 18-25 year olds

Climate change leads as one of the most important issues of facing the world, according to a major new survey of young people around the world, published by Amnesty International to mark Human Rights Day (10 December). With the findings published as governments meet in Spain for the UN Climate Change Conference, the organisation warns that world leaders’ failure to address the climate change crisis has left them out of step with young people. Amnesty International’s online poll – conducted by Ipsos MORI – questioned more than 10,000 people aged…

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Amnesty’s open-source Raqqa investigation wins award

Amnesty International’s open-source investigation into the US-led Coalition’s bombing of the Syrian city of Raqqa has won a Times Higher Education award. The investigation helped reveal how the Coalition’s four-month military offensive against the Islamic State armed group in Raqqa in 2017 killed at least 1,600 civilians.  At an awards event in London last night, Amnesty and the University of Essex were given this year’s Times Higher Education award for International Collaboration. Sam Dubberley, Head of Amnesty International’s Digital Verification Corps, said: “Open-source investigations have really come into their own,…

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Football Welcomes Campaign unites football Clubs

Football Welcomes 2018 has kicked off and it’s even bigger than last year.  Over the weekend of 21-22 April, sixty football clubs across the country – from the Premier League to grassroots refugee teams and celebrity fans– laid aside their rivalries and come together to celebrate the contribution refugee players have made, and continue to make, to the beautiful game. More than half of the Premier League football clubs – including Arsenal, Everton, Crystal Palace, Tottenham Hotspur, Newcastle United and Leicester City -took part. They were joined by clubs from…

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New Campaign by Amnesty to deliver hope to people denied human rights

Amnesty International’s flagship annual letter-writing campaign, Write for Rights, launched in the UK at the beginning of this month. Each year, Write for Rights sees millions around the world send messages of solidarity to people facing human rights violations or write letters putting pressure on those in power to stop abuses being committed. Last year, more than 152,000 people across the UK took part in the campaign. During Write for Rights 2017, which will run throughout November and December, people across the UK and around the world will be writing letters,…

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