Amnesty and FA launch guide for increasing refugee women’s participation in football

Amnesty International UK, in partnership with the English Football Association, have launched a free guide and online training series which aims to increase refugee women’s participation in grassroots football. The guide will help coaches, clubs and their foundations, county FAs, and others to set up football sessions with and for refugee women and girls in their community. A number of football clubs across the country currently run free weekly football sessions with refugees to support fitness, help people feel part of the local community and reduce social isolation. But these sessions are often targeted at men and…

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Amnesty International and Advocacy Assembly launch new online courses on open source human rights investigations

Human rights researchers, activists and journalists are among those who will benefit from two new free online courses developed by Amnesty International and hosted by Advocacy Assembly to train people in how to carry out open source research for human rights investigations and advocacy. Based on the rigorous methodologies employed by Amnesty International’s Digital Verification Corps – an award-winning partnership with seven global universities – the courses will train people in investigative techniques used to verify digital content and tackle disinformation. “Never has it been more relevant for activists, journalists…

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‘Pride Inside’ online LGBTI+ festival line-up announced

Amnesty International, UK Black Pride, ParaPride, Gendered Intelligence and Stonewall are bringing Pride celebrations online this year When? Sunday 28 June – Friday 10 July 2020 Where? https://prideinside.uk/ View the Pride Inside programme here ‘It’s a tough time for a lot of people at the moment. Pride is as important and as relevant as ever’ – Comedian Rosie Jones Amnesty International, UK Black Pride, ParaPride, Gendered Intelligence and Stonewall are excited to reveal the line-up for Pride Inside – a free online festival of Pride celebrations. Pride Inside – which…

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Write for Rights: Amnesty International launches global campaign championing youth activists

Amnesty International has launched this years Write for Rights, the world’s biggest human rights campaign, which this year champions children’s rights and youth activists. This year Write for Rights, Amnesty’s flagship human rights campaign, champions youth activists who are taking on the world’s biggest crises Kumi Naidoo, Secretary General of Amnesty International “This year Write for Rights, Amnesty’s flagship human rights campaign, champions youth activists who are taking on the world’s biggest crises,” said Kumi Naidoo, Secretary General of Amnesty International. “From those campaigning for climate and environmental justice, to…

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The Co-operative Bank urges its customers to “Write for Rights” and support young activists in partnership with Amnesty International

The Co-operative Bank is urging its customers to take part in Amnesty International’s “Write for Rights” human rights campaign this December. The Bank is calling for customers, colleagues and members of the public to join together in a ‘Day of Action’ and write letters in support of young human rights activists around the world. Amnesty International’s global “Write for Rights” project is the world’s largest letter writing campaign, and this year encourages people to write letters in support of 12 young people faced with human rights abuses, or bravely standing…

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