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The Courage to Care – Amnesty International

By   /  May 8, 2016  /  Human Writes, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  Comments Off on The Courage to Care – Amnesty International

When I asked NM* if I could interview her for a blog on World Press Freedom day, she looked up at me from the magazine she was proofing with almost vacant eyes.

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For it is truly people – Amnesty International

By   /  March 25, 2016  /  Human Writes, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  1 Comment

Today, on the first anniversary of the armed conflict, we must remember this for Yemen. We must remember that these people, of a poetic Arab tongue, and a sun tanned brown skin are exactly that: people, caught in a mostly forgotten, horrific war. They are what truly matters.

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AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL – My love/hate relationship with Australia

By   /  February 12, 2016  /  Human Writes, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  Comments Off on AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL – My love/hate relationship with Australia

For too long I’ve excused your boorish behaviour because of how your golden shores were so brutally colonised. My Aboriginal brothers and sisters shot down as vermin; the torturous treatment meted out within those convict settlements – irrespective of guilt or innocence, irrespective of youth, age or gender.

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Growing up on death row – Amnesty International

By   /  January 27, 2016  /  Human Writes, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  17 Comments

Between 2005 and 2015, Amnesty International recorded 73 hangings of child offenders, including at least four in 2015. A UN report issued in August 2014 stated that more than 160 juvenile offenders were on death row.

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Amnesty International: I hope the death penalty rots in hell

By   /  October 19, 2015  /  Human Writes, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  1 Comment

While affirming that the executions they carry out follow processes that are in line with international law and standards, the merest scratch on the surface of Indonesian justice reveals the brutal truth.

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Amnesty International: Be moved – not removed

By   /  September 27, 2015  /  Human Writes, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  3 Comments

Be moved, not removed – the situation of refugees and why it should matter to all of us

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Amnesty International – Freedom Challenge

By   /  August 25, 2015  /  Human Writes, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  Comments Off on Amnesty International – Freedom Challenge

Freedom Challenge has not only offered students the opportunity to support the doubling of the refugee quota, but has also exemplified the importance of youth involvement in community issues.

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