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.

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 Activism Planner A calendar to help you map out the season.     Take ActionKey campaign activities for the winter and spring.     Ongoing Actions    Campaign activities that will continue throughout the year.     Resources and Human Rights Education      Resources to support your activism and to learn more about emerging issues.      Activist Opportunities      Upcoming opportunities to deepen your engagement.

ACTIVISM PLANNEROur Activism Planner can help you organize your activities for the season, featuring key dates along with resources and upcoming training opportunities. Activism PlannerIn FEBRUARY, join us in lobbying for refugee rights. 

In MARCH, mark International Women’s Day in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

In APRIL, celebrate Earth Day by taking action to protect Colombian environment defenders. 

TAKE ACTION#RechargeForRights: Power a Just Energy Transition On February 4th, Amnesty is launching a report and campaign on powering a just energy transition that leaves no one behind. 

As we respond to the urgency of the climate crisis, Human rights and environmental protections must not be sacrificed. Read MoreHave a Heart Day 2021Join Amnesty and the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society for Have a Heart Day on February 14th to help defend the rights and futures of First Nations kids. 

Find a COVID-19 safe way to celebrate and make space in your activist calendar for advocacy around the case at the Human Rights Tribunal. Read MoreLobby for Refugee Rights The Safe Third Country Agreement will be back in court early in 2021. The Federal Court has ruled that the agreement between the United States and Canada is unconstitutional and violates rights, but now the federal government is appealing that decision.

Your voice is needed to let our Members of Parliament know that our communities include refugees and we care about refugee rights.Read More#JusticeForBertaMarch 2nd marks 5 years since the assissination of Berta Cáceres  in Honduras. 

Join Amnesty to make visible international support for the courageous defenders who risk their lives. Read MoreMark International Women’s DayInternational Women’s Day is March 8th. This past year, hard-won women’s rights were put to the test by the COVID-19 pandemic and activists came together to raise their voices in support of women’s rights.

Join us for IWD 2021 to take action for women’s rights. Read MoreStolen Sisters: Take Action Close to HomeMore than a year on, the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls still awaits a federal response. 

Launching on International Women’s Day, Amnesty is creating a campaign guide to help you take action at the local, provincial, and territorial levels. Read MoreSolidarity with Threatened Water Defenders From March 14th to March 22nd, join us in taking action on behalf of prisoner of conscience and Indigenous river defender Bernardo Caal Xol. 

To mark International Day of Action for Rivers and World Water Day, we will act in solidarity with threatened water defenders. Read MoreCanada: Take Action on Climate In addition to the pandemic, the world is simultaneously facing another emergency – the climate crisis.

Get ready for the next climate strike on March 19th and learn more about how to take action for climate justice. Read MoreColombia: Take Action to Protect Threatened Earth Defenders Earth defenders in Colombia are facing an increase in threats, attacks, and assassinations, with hundreds killed in the last two years alone.

Starting on Earth Day, Amnesty will roll out a campaign of action in support of threatened earth defenders. Read More