Adwoa Aboah, Dame Judi Dench, Naomie Harris, Dua Lipa, Gemma Chan and Olivia Colman join thousands in urging the Government to ensure equal protection for all domestic abuse survivors

More than 40 high profile celebrities, actors, singers, comedians and artists are backing a Step Up Migrant Women campaign to change domestic abuse laws so that they offer safety to all victims, no matter what their immigration status is or where they are from. The celebrities – including  Adwoa Aboah, Dame Judi Dench, Naomie Harris, Dua Lipa, Gemma Chan, Olivia Colman, Thandie Newton, Keira Knightley, Gillian Anderson, Noma Dumezweni, Jodie Whittaker, Emilia Fox and Emeli Sandé – join tens of thousands of people urging the Home Secretary Priti Patel to…

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Amnesty: Privacy must not be ‘another casualty’ of the virus

Warning comes as Government plans to introduce COVID-19 tracking app Move could ‘open the door to pervasive state surveillance and privacy infringement’ – Kate Allen UK Government plans to introduce a COVID-19 tracing app with a potentially centralised contract tracing system are deeply concerning and may mean that people’s right to privacy could become “another casualty” of coronavirus, Amnesty International UK warned. Kate Allen, Amnesty International UK Director, said: “We’re extremely concerned that the Government may be planning to route private data through a central database, opening the door to…

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Amnesty steps in to help homeschoolers on lockdown with bite size activities

Amnesty International UK has launched the first in a new series of education materials designed specifically to be uplifting and help parents and carers homeschool. Amnesty has a long record of working with teachers and schools, but this is the first time the human rights organisation has produced something specifically for parents and carers. The timing of the release ties in with the new term that begins for the vast majority of pupils in England next week. Each week while lockdown continues Amnesty will share three new activities on its…

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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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