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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

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Wins

Hard-earned win for first arrivals from Naura

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

23 November, 2022

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Our Domestic Work

Tough on crime narratives risk harm

Aotearoa New Zealand needs evidence-based, holistic interventions to address the causes of crime.

17 November, 2022

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Wins

Write for Rights – the life-changing power of words

Writing a letter, sending a tweet, signing a petition. Surely you can’t change the world with something so simple? Yes, you can!

11 November, 2022

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Our Domestic Work

Action needed to protect more people from hate

Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand calls on the Government to ensure that everyone can live freely and expressively.

02 November, 2022

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Discrimination

Five intersex Myths

25 October, 2022

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Human rights

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

Urgently investigate protester killings in Iran

Ongoing investigations into the crackdown on 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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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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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

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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