‘Now for Northern Ireland’ projections across UK and Ireland put spotlight on strict abortion ban, one year since Ireland’s vote to repeal

Amnesty International teams with renowned artist Maser to shine iconic image across London, Belfast, Dublin and Glasgow This weekend marks one-year since Ireland voted to repeal its near-total abortion ban Spotlight on the ‘unjustifiable neglect’ of Northern Ireland – still governed by one of the world’s strictest abortion laws ‘Now For Northern Ireland’ projections lit up buildings across London, Belfast, Dublin, and Glasgow last night to shine a spotlight on the injustice of Northern Ireland’s strict near-total abortion ban, one year since Ireland’ voted to repeal the 8th Amendment (25-26…

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Amnesty Media Awards 2019 winners announced

The winners of Amnesty International UK’s prestigious Media Awards 2019 have been announced at a ceremony in London. The Guardian took home Amnesty’s Impact Award for its Windrush Scandal campaign, and imprisoned Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were recognised for their investigation into the massacre of Rohingya people in Inn Din state in Myanmar. Channel 4 News, The Mail on Sunday and BBC Radio 4 were also winners at this evening’s awards. Amnesty’s Media Awards, which have been running annually since 1992, celebrate excellence in human rights journalism…

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‘Typhoon plane’ taken to Parliament in protest at UK’s arming of Saudi Arabia

Amnesty International activists have taken a lifelike replica of a Eurofighter Typhoon jet – and accompanying missiles – to the Houses of Parliament this morning in protest at the UK’s continuing sale of arms to Saudi Arabia. The week sees the fourth anniversary of the devastating conflict in Yemen, a conflict which the UK’s sale of arms – worth almost £5bn – to Saudi Arabia has helped fuel. The replica Typhoon – measuring 2.5 metres long with a wing-span of 1.9 metres, and towed on the back of an open…

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Women fight back as oppressive and sexist policies dominate 2018 – Amnesty annual review

Some of the most disadvantaged women in the world are at risk of being further marginalised due to oppressive and sexist policies, Amnesty International warned today as it launched its annual review on the state of global human rights. The 52-page report, Rights Today, launches on the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and analyses the human rights situation in seven regions around the world. It warns that the actions of “tough guy” world leaders pushing misogynistic, xenophobic and homophobic policies, as well as using toxic rhetoric,…

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‘UK’s Biggest Family Photo Album’ unveiled at Westminster as families across the UK call on Government to reunite refugee families

Amnesty International has unveiled the ‘UK’s Biggest Family Photo Album’ at Westminster to celebrate family life in all its glory and show the Government that the UK wants refugees arriving on its shores to be able to reunite with their families. The album, containing photos of just under 1,000 families, was created using submissions from every corner of the country as well as celebrities including Kate Moss, Richard Branson, Riz Ahmed and Edith Bowman. The precious moments shared – a family barbeque, a childhood holiday, time spent together across the…

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