From slurs to sexual violence, women human rights defenders come under global attack

Source: Amnesty International NZ Governments are failing to protect women human rights defenders (WHRDs) who routinely face a wide range of gender specific attacks, including...

Former cop turned politician Chester Borrows condemns the use of police cells for children

Source: Amnesty International NZ It’s Universal Children’s Day 2019 and Amnesty International, along with Chester Borrows and JustSpeak are drawing attention to the issue of children being locked...

Iran: World must strongly condemn use of lethal force against protesters as death toll...

Source: Amnesty International NZ The international community must denounce the intentional lethal use of force by Iranian security forces that has resulted in the killings...

World-renowned artists create original art to raise money for Amnesty International

Source: Amnesty International NZ Photo: romanmensing.de/ Gerhard Richter, Cut, 2018. © Art 19 GmbH Eleven world-renowned artists including Yoko Ono, Shilpa Gupta and Gerhard Richter have...

RSF open letter plea to Suu Kyi for Myanmar journalists’ freedom

RSF open letter to Aung San Suu Kyi … “How are we to understand the sentence passed on these two journalists at...

More than 50,000 working households in New Zealand live in poverty

Source: Human Rights Commission Research conducted by AUT’s New Zealand Work Research Institute and commissioned by the Human Rights Commission has found more than 50,000...

Facebook and Google’s pervasive surveillance poses an unprecedented danger to human rights

Source: Amnesty International NZ Facebook and Google’s omnipresent surveillance of billions of people poses a systemic threat to human rights, Amnesty International warned in a new...

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