407 results for 'iran'

Nauru: Australia’s shame and a warning for Europe

By Anna Neistat, Senior Director for Research at Amnesty International “I have lumps in my breasts, in my throat, and in my uterus…” – Halimeh spoke softly, but as she quickly uttered these words, I noticed an immense sadness in her dark brown eyes. We were sitting on the rocks near the...

Amnesty In Action for detained prisoner Narges Mohammadi

By Gloria Nafziger, Amnesty International Canada’s Campaigner for Iran , Where would you spend a Sunday in July? , On Sunday July 17, the members of Amnesty International’s TriCities Group in Coquitlam BC chose to stand in solidarity with Iranian prisoner of conscience, Narges Mohammadi ,...

World Refugee Day 2016

Written by Amnesty Canada Refugee Coordinator, Gloria Nafziger @refugeescanada  , Champions. Prevention. Solidarity. Rights. Empowerment , I’m not at home, I’m a refugee. I left my rights behind. , In the world today we need to ensure that no rights are ever left behind.  , Thirty years ago...

Bearing witness: My life in crisis response

Written by Tirana Hassan, Crisis Response Director Amnesty International’s Crisis Response Director Tirana Hassan has spent the last ten years living and working in conflict zones. Here she describes the events that have shaped her life.   Witnessing horrific events I have spent most of the...

10 ways we’ve defended women’s rights in the past year

March 8th is International Women’s Day and we’re taking a moment to reflect on how your support has changed women’s lives around the world in the past year. From policy breakthroughs to freedom for courageous women human rights defenders, here are just a few of the ways you’ve defended...

10 ways you help us respond to a crisis

During war and conflict, crisis researcher Joanne Mariner is the first on the ground to gather evidence of serious human rights crimes. She tells us how your support makes her life-changing work possible.    By Joanne Mariner, Crisis ResearcherAmnesty International   1. Training   Your...

12 ways to rebuild Canada’s human-rights record in 2016

Photo: Once consultations are complete, the inquiry into murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls should get underway. Meanwhile widely supported recommendations to help address this crisis can be implemented, such as increased funding for women’s shelters on reserves and better police...

Everyone matters: The struggle for human rights in 2015

Breakthroughs and heartbreak.  Perseverance and triumph.   2015 has reminded us that human rights struggles are very often for the long haul, but also that continuing to shine the Amnesty candle does bring change.  Justice does prevail.  By Alex Neve,Secretary General,...

In Bangladesh, blogging can get you killed

Charbak* who recently escaped Bangladesh after his name appeared on several kill lists, reflects on what the recent murder of Faisal Arefin Dipon and others means for the future of free thought in Bangladesh. I have come to tell you this with so much helplessness, suffering and agony in my heart....