Amnesty International highlights plight of refugees through groundbreaking film

In a bid to shed light on the dangerous journeys refugees are forced to make on a daily basis, Amnesty International has launched a groundbreaking short film, “Through the eyes of a refugee”. The film documents an extraordinary project in which five people from the Netherlands and Belgium were brought into a state of hypnosis, so they could gain deeper insight into the journey of a Syrian refugee. Under the guidance of a professional hypnotherapist, the participants experienced the journey of 29-year-old Marwa, from Syria, as she made her way…

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Civil society unites to deliver a bold message to leaders at the World Economic Forum

Greenpeace Switzerland activists today projected messages from Amnesty International, European Trade Union Confederation, Fight Inequality Alliance, Greenpeace, International Trade Union Confederation, Public Eye, Attac Switzerland and the Swiss Coalition for Corporate Justice onto the hillsides facing the World Economic Forum. The messages are united in their demands to leaders for urgent changes to an unjust system that exacerbates inequality, damages the environment, threatens human rights and creates injustice. “While our messages are diverse, they speak to one truth. The current economic system is broken and corporations who do wrong must…

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My Favourite 10 Charity/Non-Profit/Ethical Campaigns of December 2017

These are my top 10 favourite Non-Profit, Ethical or Charity Campaigns of the previous Month. This Month – December 2017. I have tried to avoid crossover with the Christmas campaigns this time arounda s I felt it was important to highlight some of the other excellent campaigns. 10. The distressed campaign was a powerful one by Highways England to highlight the importance of wearing the correct clothing when out on your bike. ‘Distressed’ clothing brand sends hard hitting message to young riders 9.  A powerful new campaign created with BBDO…

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Eallin Celebrate 70 years of Human Rights with Amnesty International Video

Award-winning animation company Eallin has created a film for Amnesty International to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Declaration of Human Rights. The document signed by Eleanor Roosevelt on the 10th of December 1948 became known as the “Modern Magna Carta” and ushered in a new age of International cooperation and hope. In this, Eallin’s third film for Amnesty, award-winning animation director Mustashrik Mahbub created a celebration of history’s great, global human rights heroes from the iconic names such as Nelson Mandela and Gandhi to the lesser known names such…

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Emma Thompson, Stephen Fry and Vivienne Westwood write open letters to demand end to human rights abuses in Amnesty Campaign

UK celebrities have joined more than one million people from around the world who have written letters calling on governments and authorities to end the detention or persecution of individuals, as part of Amnesty International’s Write for Rights campaign. Amnesty’s annual campaign runs throughout November and December and encourages people to write messages in solidarity with a number of individuals whose basic human rights are being attacked. People being supported include those held unfairly in UK immigration detention, an Egyptian lawyer who is being persecuted by the authorities for defending…

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