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    October 03, 2017

    Over 400,000 Rohingya refugees have been chased from their homes and villages by military forces since August 25th. Their villages have been burned to the ground, women and children were shot at as they fled their homes. And even as they fled, encountered internationally banned land mines, planted by the Myanmar Army on well-trodden paths leading into Bangladesh.

    The outpouring of compassion and concern from Amnesty International supporters in Canada to the crisis in Myanmar has been truly amazing. More than 250,000 messages have been signed from Amnesty International members around world, calling on the Myanmar military to immediately end its campaign of violence and ethnic cleansing.

    Here's how you can get more involved. 

    1. TAKE ACTION NOW

    Sign and share our online action calling on Myanmar to end the violence. 

    >>> Sign now. 

    2. GATHER PETITION SIGNATURES 

    October 03, 2017

    In July 2017, our friend and colleague İdil Eser, the Director of Amnesty Turkey, was detained along with nine other human rights defenders in Istanbul. Currently eight of them are in prison and two are on bail, all are facing an investigation under anti-terrorism laws. Yet they have done nothing wrong.

    It came only a month after Amnesty Turkey’s Chair, Taner Kılıç was detained, also unfairly. He remains in prison.

    On 14 October 2017, Amnesty will hold a global day of action demanding their release to coincide with Idil’s birthday. We need you to help us celebrate Idil's birthday by taking a solidarity photo. Amnesty supporters around the world will be throwing birthday parties and taking photos. The images will be shared with Idil and her family to let them know we are thinking of her, and will let others know that we are in solidarity with human rights defenders in Turkey. 

    Join us as we #PartyWithIdil! 

    October 02, 2017
    Chief Roland Willson with solidarity messages from around the world

    Within weeks, the new provincial government in British Columbia will make a decision whether or not the Peace River Valley will be protected from destruction by the Site C dam.

    September 29, 2017

    Implementation of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is too important to take place in a piecemeal or haphazard way. 

    That’s why Amnesty International has joined with Indigenous Peoples' organizations and other partners to call on the federal government to embrace and build on the framework offered by a private members bill, Bill C-262, that is now before Parliament.

    September 06, 2017

    There are always countless opportunities to get involved with Amnesty International. This guide is your resource for the latest campaigns and actions. 

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

    September 05, 2017

    Write for Rights is around the corner! Learn how you can get invovled. 

    September 05, 2017

    Join an activism roundtable in your community! 

    September 05, 2017

    Take action to support Esther Kiobel in her fight against Shell. 

    September 01, 2017

    Learn how to acknowledge Indigenous territories at public events and meetings. 

    August 30, 2017

    Human rights are under threat. So are the people who defend human rights. Learn more about Amnesty's We Defend campaign to protect the rights of human rights defenders.

    August 30, 2017

    Vigils are being held across Canada on October 4 to honour the lives of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and two-spirit people. Learn about how to get involved in your community.

    August 29, 2017

    Part one in a series about building meaningful solidarity. 

    August 29, 2017

    Learn how to take action for refugees as part of Amnesty International's I Welcome campaign. 

    July 18, 2017

    Police have detained two leaders of Amnesty International within the space of a month. These arrests are just the latest in an escalating human rights crisis.Thousands, including political activists, lawyers, journalists and others critical of government policy in Turkey are facing criminal prosecutions on trumped up terrorism charges. Take action now! 

    March 20, 2017

    Take action to support water defenders under dangerous attack in Central America. 

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