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How to talk with tamariki about human rights

It's never too early to start talking with tamariki about their rights and the rights of others.

30 September, 2022

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Human rights

Iran: “Protester killings must be urgently investigated by international accountability mechanism” says Amnesty chief

Amnesty International’s ongoing investigations into the crackdown on popular protests in Iran have revealed widespread patterns of unlawful use of force and ruthless violence by security forces.

28 September, 2022

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Our Domestic Work

Open letter calls on Minister of Corrections Kelvin Davis to stop the relocation of women from Arohata prison

Justice organisations across the motu call on Minister Davis to stop plans to move women from Arohata prison.

28 September, 2022

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Prisons and police

Plan to separate people in Arohata prison from their whānau must stop immediately

JustSpeak, PAPA and AIANZ call on Minister Davis to immediately stop any plans that would move people away from their whānau.

17 September, 2022

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Our Domestic Work

New report raises serious concerns of police profiling

08 September, 2022

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Human rights

China: Long-delayed UN report must spur accountability for crimes against humanity in Xinjiang

Long-delayed UN report must spur accountability for crimes against humanity in Xinjiang.

31 August, 2022

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Our Domestic Work

Five reasons to raise the age of criminal responsibility

10 years old is far too young to be held criminally responsible.

28 August, 2022

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Prisons and police

Ombudsman review highlights systemic issues in prisons

The latest Ombudsman review of Otago Corrections Facility highlights systemic issues in the treatment of people in prison.

22 August, 2022

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Events

Ride for Rights with Amnesty International Aotearoa NZ

Join us on the cycling adventure of a lifetime to help protect human rights in Aotearoa and beyond.

22 August, 2022

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Our Domestic Work

Government must raise the age of criminal responsibility in Aotearoa New Zealand

Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand is calling on the New Zealand Government to raise the minimum age of criminal responsibility from 10 to at least 14 years old.

11 August, 2022

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Human rights

Human rights wins to celebrate in 2022

Thanks to the hard work of Amnesty International supporters, positive change is happening around the world.

30 July, 2022

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Discrimination

Afghanistan: Taliban’s ‘suffocating crackdown’ destroying lives of women and girls – new report

The lives of women and girls in Afghanistan are being devastated by the Taliban’s crackdown on their human rights, according to a new report by Amnesty International.

27 July, 2022

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Discrimination

The government’s use of facial recognition technology is a threat to human rights

Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand has serious concerns about the ongoing development and use of facial recognition technology (FRT) in Aotearoa New Zealand and its impact on human rights.

27 July, 2022

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Individuals at risk

Write for Rights 2021: your words are changing lives

Actions taken in Aotearoa New Zealand are helping to end human rights abuses around the world.

25 July, 2022

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Prisons and police

Cell Buster pepper spray in prison unlawful

02 July, 2022

EVENT

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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

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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

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Reignting 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 just like you 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 link https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/discussing-re-igniting-an-amnesty-international-group-in-hamilton-tickets-408346123247

3rd September, 2022 | 10:00pm

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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