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Activism Guide

    February 22, 2017

    There are always countless opportunities to get involved with Amnesty International. The Seasonal Activism Guide is your resource for the latest campaigns and actions. 

    Learn about upcomng events and new actions you can take to get involved. 

    March 20, 2017

    On World Water Day, we launched a solidarity action for water defenders under dangerous attack in Central America. Take action to support them. 

    April 13, 2017

    Government officials have told us that they plan to create an ombudsperson for the extractive sector - yet they have not announced it officially and it was not in the federal budget. We need to hold them to their word! Join Amnesty International and the Canadian Network for Corporate Accountability for a Month of Action for Mining Justice in May - and get started today! Let's create a groundswell of support that decision-makers won't be able to ignore. 

    February 22, 2017

    Refugee rights are under attack around the world. While Canada is a leader in protecting the rights of refugees, we cannot take our support for refugees for granted. Racist, xenophobic, and Islamaphobic messages and actions surround us daily. A simple of gesture of support to make refugees know that they are welcome is vital in keeping Canada safe for refugees, now and in the future. 

    February 22, 2017

    Women who stand up and defend human rights are targeted by the authorities in some countries because their advocacy isn't considered acceptable behaviour for women. Some women human rights defenders are targeted because of their multiple and intersecting identities as women living in poverty, women of colour, Indigenous women, women with disabilities, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender women. 

    January 24, 2017

    Amnesty International is pressing the Canadian government to take decisive action on human rights at home and on the world stage during 2017. The call comes as we release our annual Human Rights Agenda for Canada, pressing the federal government to build on progress seen in 2016 while addressing ongoing serious human rights shortcomings.

    February 24, 2017

    In May 2016, Amnesty International was in the House of Commons when a government bill protecting the rights of transgender individuals in Canada was tabled in Parliament. The bill was broadly supported and quickly moved to the Senate. And there it has stayed. Some Senators oppose the protection of transgender people in Canadian human rights law and could stall the passage of Bill C-16 on gender identity and expression into law. Senators are being flooded with messaging opposing the protection of transgender people in Canadian human rights law.

    Your urgent action is needed to let Senators know that transgender rights are human rights, and that the health, safety, and wellebing of transgender individuals in Canada is linked to the passage of Bill C-16 on gender identity into law.

    February 24, 2017

    Popular companies such as Nestle, Colgate, and Kellog`s are selling food and cosmetics containing palm oil tainted by schocking human rights abuses. These companies reassure their consumers that their products use `sustainable palm oil`- but Amnesty`s research reveals that palm oil is anything but. There is nothing sustainable about palm oil that is produced using child labour and forced labour!

    February 24, 2017

    Join with Amnesty International in demanding that the safety and wellness of Indigenous women and girls is not #OutofSightOutofMind when governments make crucial decisions about resource development on their lands and territories. 

    February 27, 2017

    Amnesty International has long advocated for human rights to be respected, protected, and fulfilled in the United States. Since President Trump took office last month, the US government has rapidly taken actions that weaken human right proctections. 

    Canadians have joined record numbers of people around the world in marching in the streets demanding justice and equality. We are committed to standing in solidarity with our colleagues at Amnesty USA and taking action to ensure that human rights are upheld in the United States. Join us!

    February 27, 2017

    Last May, we launched a creative campaign to focus attention on a terrifying epic of disappearances in Mexico. We asked you to create eye-catching messages of concern by writing them on coloured paper cut out in the shape of a Monarch butterfly, a powerful symbol of connection between Canada and Mexico. 

    The response has been inspiring! Activists and students from across the country have sent in masses of beautiful buttefly messages - so beautiful that we are planning to organize a public showing of the butterflies in Mexico before handing them over to families of the disappeared.