Khaled Drareni Algerian Journalist Released

Algerian journalist Khaled Drareni has been released! Thank you for supporting him during Write for Rights | View in browser. We’re so excited to share happy news with you: Algerian journalist Khaled Drareni, jailed for covering protests, has been conditionally released!  Thank you so much for your dedicated efforts and support for Khaled’s freedom during Write for Rights…

GTA Amnesty International Newsletter March 2021

GREAT NEWS: KHALED DRARENI IS FREE! On 19 February, Algerian journalist Khaled Drareni– whose case featured in the 2020 Write for Rights campaign- was released from prison on a presidential pardon! He was arrested on 7 March 2020 while covering a protest and sentenced in September 2020 to two years in prison for “incitement to unarmed gathering”…

Winter 2021 Activism Guide

Welcome to your Winter 2021 Activism Guide!  COVID-19 continues to shape all our lives into 2021, but we haven’t allowed it to stop our human rights activism or our connection to each other.  While our tactics have shifted, the Activism Guide contains everything you need to take action with Amnesty International this winter and early spring. Please share…

February 2021 GTA Newsletter

AI Canada’s Seasonal Activism Guide is Out! Welcome to your Winter 2021 Activism Guide!  COVID-19 continues to shape all our lives into 2021, but we haven’t allowed it to stop our human rights activism or our connection to each other. While our tactics have shifted, the Activism Guide contains everything you need to take action with Amnesty International this…

January 2021 GTA Newsletter

41 human rights wins to celebrate right now It’s been a difficult year, but there’s been a lot to celebrate in 2020. From writing letters and taking action to signing petitions and protesting in a safe way, people have come together – despite the most difficult circumstances – to show that change is possible. And…

How young is too young to be a human rights activist?

Planing an event?  Not sure whether the subject matter is appropriate for the youngsters?  Just how young is too young to become aware that life can be fraught with dangers for those who live in many parts of the world?  While this is a question for each parent/guardian to answer on an individual basis, the…

More Good News!

We received a positive update from one of our November Urgent Actions. Bernarda Pesoa has a message for all of us:  at this link. In breif: “In November, Paraguayan authorities opened an investigation and provided protection to Bernarda Pesoa, leader of an indigenous Qom community, after she was attacked in late October. Amnesty International will continue to monitor the…

Annual Write for Rights – December 10, 2020 7:00-8:00PM

Join us for Write for Rights – the world’s biggest human rights event held each December by Amnesty International, where millions of individuals around the world write letters, sign petitions, and organize numerous events to shine a light on injustice. And it works! People are freed, justice is served, and the world becomes a better place. Act…

GTA Amnesty International Newsletter – November, 2020

SPARKING CONNECTIONS: Critical Voices Under Threat in Saudi Arabia with Hala al-Dosari As part of Amnesty International’s “Sparking Connections” virtual human rights conference the Action Network on Women’s Human Rights (ANWHR) is hosting a conversation with Saudi women human rights defender Hala al-Dosari about critical voices under threat in Saudi Arabia and actions we can…

18-year-old Magai Matiop Ngong’s death sentence has been cancelled!

We have wonderful news to share: 18-year-old Magai Matiop Ngong’s death sentence has been cancelled! Thanks to you and Write for Rights activists around the world, South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir received 765,000 messages in solidarity with Magai, who was sentenced to death when he was 15 years old.  Authorities heard the message from inside and outside South Sudan, and…