South West Schools Human Rights Conference

November 14, 2019

Over the past decade Amnesty International UK has developed a national programme of Amnesty Speakers who play a key role in delivering human rights workshops, lessons and assemblies in schools across the UK. The South West Speaker Coordinator, and also a member of our group, Tom Wilson organised the first ever UK Schools Human Rights […]

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Group Newsletter November 2019

November 6, 2019

Welcome to the latest newsletter. The next meeting  is on Thursday 14th November 2019, 7.30pm  at Moordown Community Centre. On the agenda –  Quiz night, letter writing, Write 4 Rights events and other planning. This is a slightly earlier and shorter newsletter, as the day after our next meeting we have a…. This is organised for Friday November 15th, […]

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South America Newsletter November 2019

November 6, 2019

There has been much happening in South America this month, hence a slightly longer than usual newsletter. There is good news regarding international support for Venezuelan refugees and migrants, however, there are troubling reports of human rights abuses in Chile, Ecuador and Bolivia in response to protests. Court action to secure LGBTI rights in Paraguay […]

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Group Newsletter October 2019

October 7, 2019

Welcome to the latest newsletter. The next meeting  is on Thursday 10th October 2019, 7.30pm  at Moordown Community Centre. On the agenda –  Quiz night, letter writing, planning schools conference and Write 4 Rights This is now organised for Friday November 15th, 7.30 for 8.00 prompt at the Branksome Liberal Club, 1 Salisbury Road, Upper Parkstone, BH14 0DP For […]

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South America Newsletter October 2019

October 2, 2019

We have good news this month from Venezuela, Colombia and Argentina. We report on the creation of a UN fact-finding commission on human rights in Venezuela, continued forced displacements, confinement of communities and death threats to journalists and others in Colombia, Amnesty’s response to the Brazilian President’s speech at the UN, the organisations human rights […]

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Shrinking Spaces for Human Rights in Europe

September 24, 2019

Ulrike Schmidt gave us an excellent talk on human rights infringements in Europe. Ulrike is the Amnesty county coordinator for Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland and Romania. Ulrike is a teacher and a human rights activist based in London. Originally from Germany, she has worked with Amnesty International for many years on various local and […]

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South America Newsletter September 2019

September 4, 2019

This month, we report on continuing extreme violence in Colombia, including murders, against Indigenous people and Human Rights Defenders as the peace agreement shows further signs of unravelling.  In Brazil, the wildfires in the Amazon illustrate the risks from the Bolsonaro government’s weakening of environmental protections and Indigenous peoples’ territorial rights, while there is also […]

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Group Newsletter August 2019

August 31, 2019

Welcome to the latest newsletter. The next meeting  is on Thursday 12th September 7.30pm  at Moordown Community Centre. On the agenda  –  planning for speaker (see below) and general campaign updates. Any queries arising from this newsletter – please email:- admin at amnestyat50 dot co dot uk Shrinking Spaces for Human Rights in Europe We are delighted to […]

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South America Newsletter August 2019

August 9, 2019

This month, amongst other issues, we report on continuing concerns regarding the rights of indigenous peoples in Paraguay, Ecuador and Brazil. The killings of human rights defenders and community leaders and women’s rights   in Colombia, threats to a journalist and prison violence in   Brazil are also included.  There is an urgent action relating to Paraguay […]

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Bourne Free 2019

July 20, 2019

Justice for Marielle This #PrideMonth we want justice for Marielle Franco – an amazing LGBTI campaigner who was tragically murdered for her activism last year. Demand a full investigation from Brazil's President Jair Messias Bolsonaro here: http://amn.st/6188Et7Cy Posted by Amnesty International UK on Friday, July 5, 2019   We had another successful Bourne Free in […]

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