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USA: STOP SEPARATING AND DETAINING FAMILIES
Children are being torn from their parents and kept in overcrowded shelters.
Amnesty International has long advocated for human rights to be respected, protected and fulfilled in the United States of America (US). We have called for an end to the use of torture; for the US naval base at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba to be closed; for the rights of women and girls to have access to sexual and reproductive health information and services; for the rights of Indigenous peoples to be upheld; and more broadly, we have called for justice and equality.
Since President Trump took office on January 20, 2017, the US government has rapidly taken actions that weaken human rights protections. The 'global gag rule' decreasing women’s access to sexual and health information and services abroad has been re-instated. The new administration has taken action to build a wall along the Mexican border. The Dakota Access pipeline, which will violate the rights of Indigenous peoples, has received the go ahead. Funding for programs to help prevent violence against women have been cut. And the list goes on.
Canadians have joined record numbers of people around the world in marching in the streets demanding justice and equality. The Women’s March on Washington, which Amnesty International proudly endorsed, is an example of the extraordinary things that happen when ordinary people come together to take action. We have the power to ensure human rights are upheld.
STAND UP FOR HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE US:
RENOUNCE HATE IN THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION
Call on President Trump to revoke the discriminatory new travel ban.
HELP REFUGEES FLEEING TRUMP
We filed extensive evidence for our court challenge of the 'Safe Third Country' agreement showing that the USA is less safe than ever for refugees. Sign our petition if you agree.
OTHER ACTIONS YOU CAN DO:
>> Tell Your MP: The US Isn't Safe for Refugees
NEWS AND UPDATES
10 FEB 2017: USA: Suspending conflict minerals law would throw a cloak of secrecy over rogue business practices
30 JAN 2017: Amnesty International: Canada must strip USA of “safe third country” designation for refugee claimants
25 JAN 2017: We will fight Trump's efforts to close borders
30 JAN 2017: The US war on Muslim refugees
24 NOV 2016: Defending global human rights in the Trump era