A free event you might be interested in:
After the sad news of Nelson Mandela passing away last night, Amnesty International have launched an online memorial wall as a tribute to Nelson Mandela and to celebrate what he did for human rights for South Africans and many others around the world. He fought for freedom for his nation and against injustice around the world. Please share what he meant to you at the Mandela Memorial website
For the November group monthly action we were asked to create and send a poster of solidarity to a group featured in the Write for Rights campaign. Our group chose Women of Zimbabe Arise (WOZA for short) and Ann designed the below poster. In addition there has been progress on human rights in Zimbabwe over 2013 which can be found the Amnesty UK web page for Zimbabwe with a letter writing action too The poster can be seen below
Given the publicity around China in the news at the moment I thought it would be helpful to give an update on it’s human rights record:
Serious human rights violations are committed in China. Each year, more people are executed in the country than anywhere else. Prisoners are tortured, protestors are beaten with excessive force and free speech is repressed. Asylum seekers are forced to return to the country they have fled, without their claim being properly assessed. Despite all of this, foreign governments continue to fail in challenging China’s disastrous human rights record.
To find out more and find out about actions you can take see www.amnesty.org.uk/china
Queen Mary University of London Law Professor Alan Dignam and Menagerie Theatre Company, in association with Amnesty International UK and Queen Mary Drama, explore the human rights consequences of the global expansion of private power. Join the discussion. Rehearse the future. This exciting workshop uses forum theatre dramatisations to look at the growing reach and influence of multinational corporations, and the consequences for human rights.
See more information and how to book on Queen Mary’s University of London website
This video is a good introduction to who Amnesty International are. The Blackheath and Greenwich Amnesty group are a local part of the UK section.