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Our Domestic Work

Holistic interventions needed to address causes of crime

As a society, we need upstream interventions to address the causes of crime.

13 March, 2023

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Human rights

Saudi law enables discrimination against women

The 2022 Personal Status Law entrenches a system of gender-based discrimination in Saudi Arabia.

09 March, 2023

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Human rights

End male guardianship in Saudi Arabia

Seven human rights groups call for the end of the male guardianship system in Saudi Arabia.

09 March, 2023

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Human rights

FIFA to discuss remedies for World Cup human rights abuses

There is growing pressure on FIFA to remedy human rights abuses connected to the 2022 football World Cup.

01 March, 2023

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Human rights

Alarming crackdown on online expression in Saudi Arabia

The Saudi authorities have escalated their brutal crackdown on individuals using online spaces to voice their opinions.

13 February, 2023

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Our Domestic Work

Incitement to hatred legislation must remain a priority

We are deeply disappointed and frustrated that the Government is taking so long to strengthen the country’s legislation against incitement to hatred.

08 February, 2023


Our Domestic Work

Submission on the Human Rights (Incitement on Ground of Religious Belief) Amendment Bill

02 February, 2023


Our Domestic Work

NZ Government fails criminal age review

The United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child has called out the failure of the New Zealand Government to raise the minimum age of criminal responsibility.

27 January, 2023


A guide to protecting your data & human rights

26 January, 2023


Our Domestic Work

Government says the rights of indigenous people can wait

The Government will put on hold work to develop a plan to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). Aotearoa, endorsed the Declaration over 10 years ago and has an obligation to uphold it.

21 December, 2022

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2022 Human Rights Wins to Celebrate!

Throughout this year, the Amnesty movement has changed the lives of people all over the world.

15 December, 2022

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Meet the rangatahi championing rainbow and Pasifika rights

The winners of Amnesty International’s Gary Ware Legacy Award  have been announced!

11 December, 2022


Individuals at risk

Help the peaceful protestors protecting human rights

Human Rights Day is an opportunity to take action for those whose lives are at risk because of their commitment to justice and equity.

07 December, 2022

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Human rights

Everyone can be a women human rights defender

The International Day of Women Human Rights Defenders celebrates those who shine their light in the darkest corners of the globe.

28 November, 2022



Hard-earned win for first arrivals from Nauru

Sometimes injustices seem insurmountable but standing together will bring us closer to a world based on aroha, equality and care.

23 November, 2022



WEBINAR - While new Papua provinces will exacerbate human rights abuses

Support the people of Papua in their fight for their human rights. For far too long, Indigenous peoples in Indonesia's easternmost island of Papua have suffered endless human rights abuses at the hands of Indonesian authorities. Now, recent development plans by Jakarta – made unilaterally without any meaningful consultation or participation of affected Papuans – will further put the human rights and livelihoods of the Papuan community at stake Register to support Papuan people in their fight for human rights. Join us for this online discussion from 7.30pm NZ time, on Tuesday, July 12. Hear from a great line up of speakers discussing the implications of these recent developments and how you can take action to support Papuan people.

2nd July, 2022 | 3:15am



Amnesty stall at Kapiti Artisan Craft Market

Be in to win intricately detailed handcrafted dolls and bird houses in the Amnesty International AotearoaNZ fundraising raffle . Go along and say hi to the team. All proceeds go to Amnesty's human rights work.

5th September, 2022 | 3:15am



Reigniting an Amnesty group in Hamilton

If you have an interest in hearing more about starting a local group or about Amnesty International and human rights generally, these are the meetings for you! Our groups are made up of people who get together with a shared passion to tackle human rights concerns, and along the way become friends. Each group draws on the skills and expertise of its members to help Amnesty International deliver on its campaigning promises. Once members of a group have learnt a bit more about our campaigns and different ways to engage, actions can include everything from letter writing, hosting or attending events, speaking engagements, through to visiting local MPs to raise human rights concerns. Join one of two meetings at Earth Diverse Wednesday, 7 September 6-7.30pm Thursday, 8 September, 10am-11.30am. If you are keen to hear more and are free to attend, please RSVP via the eventbrite url

3rd September, 2022 | 6:00am