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…

Systemic anti-Black racism is a global crisis. Canada is not exempt.

Taken from an email received June 12, 2020 from the Toronto office of Amnesty International, the following draws attention to the fact that Canada is not immune to anti-Black racism.  If you’re wondering what you can do to for positive change please keep reading.  Below you will find five ways you can act in solidarity…