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  • No More Stolen Sisters | Amnesty International Canada
    Directors Resources for Activists Activism Fund Have your say Seasonal Activism Guide Meet our Team Work Volunteer Opportunities Donate Become a Monthly Donor Sign Up Online Your Donations at Work Amnesty Canvassers Telephone Canvassing Make a One time Donation Donate Online Leave a gift in your will Why we are remembering Amnesty in our wills Bequests RRIFs and RRSPs Life Insurance Contact our Planned Giving Associate Disclaimer Gifts of Stocks and Securities Give a Gift in Memoriam Send a Special Occasion Gift Raise Money for Human Rights Tips for Raising Money Fundraising Q As Donate a car Update your monthly donor information Join Us About Us What we do Key Facts about Amnesty International How We Make A Difference Our Leaders Our Impact Governance Financial Information Work With Us FAQ Members Thank You Contact Us Home No More Stolen Sisters Prominent national organizations seek commitment that inquiry on missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls will be truly national and comprehensive January 22 2016 In an open letter sent this week five national organizations that have been deeply involved in efforts to expose and address violence against Indigenous women and girls call on the federal government to ensure that the forthcoming national inquiry can Read More What exactly is a National Inquiry MMIW OurInquiry December 08 2015 Read the FAQ on Public Inquiries Today the government of Canada launched the design process for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Canada Amnesty International welcomes this announcement which has been long called for by Indigenous women and girls the families of women who have gone missing and been murdered National Aboriginal Organizations and human rights groups like Amnesty International We are mindful of all the families we have worked with for so many years as part of our No More Stolen Sisters campaign they are in our thoughts today and every day In the lead up to this announcement many questions What exactly is a National Inquiry What can it accomplish How will the voices of Indigenous women and girls and family members be heard Read More New statistics on violence against Aboriginal people released November 25 2015 A new report released today by Statistics Canada shows that Indigenous people are six times more likely than other people in Canada to be murdered Amnesty International has long called for systematic publicly available data on the Aboriginal identity of both the victims and perpetrators of violence Such data can be crucial to better understand and eliminate violence When the first national statistics on missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls were released in 2014 by the RCMP Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women An National Operational Overview the data was widely misrepresented and oversimplified in public debate The numbers show a complex and pervasive pattern of violence against Indigenous women and girls Amnesty International is still reviewing the data in the latest report but we feel it is important to emphasize the following Read More MMIW New information

    Original URL path: http://www.amnesty.ca/category/campaign/no-more-stolen-sisters (2016-02-13)
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  • Raif Badawi | Amnesty International Canada
    hands of Mexican police and military Amnesty International and Centro Prodh denounce widespread use of torture forced disappearances and extrajudicial executions in Mexico Ottawa June 3 2015 Members of the House of Commons Subcommittee on International Human Rights currently undertaking a study of the human rights situation in Mexico expressed deep concern in response to testimony yesterday from Ángel Amílcar Colón Quevedo about the torture to which he was subjected by Mexican state security forces while detained in military installations of the Secretary of National Defense Sedena The goal of the torture Mr Colon Quevedo said was to extract a forced confession to crimes he had not committed Read More History will exalt those who fought for freedom letter to a Saudi Arabian prison April 16 2015 A letter from Samar Badawi to her imprisoned husband the Saudi Arabian human rights lawyer Waleed Abu al Khair Samar is also the sister of imprisoned blogger Raif Badawi Words are not enough for me to express how proud I am of my husband How deeply proud I am of the man who believed in me and my cause when I was imprisoned As my lawyer he defended me and never left me alone to face those who unjustly attempted to impose their patriarchal authority over me just because I am a woman who dared to speak up Everyone turned their backs on me except for my husband who remained by my side until he had helped achieve justice for my cause He has always been my rock whenever I felt weak he was my strength and my source of motivation and inspiration Read More FreeRaif A Letter from Ensaf Raif Badawi s wife April 14 2015 By Ensaf Haidar via The Washington Post On June 17 2012 my husband Raif Badawi the father of my three children and my best friend was arrested in Jiddah Saudi Arabia For nearly three years as he has languished in prison my family has been trapped in a nightmare Raif is a man of principle and a respected activist in Saudi Arabia In 2008 he started a blog where readers could openly discuss politics religion and other social issues But in Saudi Arabia one can pay an unthinkable price simply for blogging Raif was convicted of insulting Islam and violating the kingdom s repressive information technology laws Read More Saudi Arabia Release lawyer and human rights defender Waleed Abu al Khair April 13 2015 I was not jailed because I represented myself but because I defended the oppressed in my country Don t forget me But most importantly do not forget those I was defending Waleed Abu al Khair a human rights defender and lawyer for imprisoned blogger Raif Badawi is currently serving a 15 year sentence in addition to a fine of 200 000 Saudi Arabian riyals approximately 67 000 CAD and a 15 year travel ban Amnesty International considers him a prisoner of conscience detained solely for his peaceful human rights work Read More

    Original URL path: http://www.amnesty.ca/category/campaign/raif-badawi (2016-02-13)
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  • Resources | Amnesty International Canada
    Human Rights International Human Rights Principles Campaigns No More Stolen Sisters Kwe Standing With Our Sisters Open for Justice Stop Torture Stop Torture Act Stop Torture Learn Stop Torture Share Stop Torture Tools Priority Countries Canada Human Rights Agenda for Canada 2015 Canada Votes 2015 What you can do Questions for Candidates No Giving Up A year of challenges and determination China Colombia Colombia Indigenous Survival Make it Visible Slideshow Take Action This is what we Demand Art Project Background Resources Donate Contact Mexico Zimbabwe Russia Central African Republic The Rebellion in the Middle East and North Africa Libya Bahrain Yemen Egypt Tunisia Syria Iran Iraq Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories Nigeria Ukraine Individuals at Risk Case Updates Huseyin Celil Raif Badawi Good News 2014 in Pictures 2015 in Pictures Projects Syrian refugees Global Campaign to Stop Torture Focus on priority countries China Illegal Detention and Torture Europe Human Rights Migration Control Bringing the Arms Trade Treaty into Force Strategic Arms Controls Working Against the Death Penalty Treatment of Prisoners Setting and Upholding Standards Freedom of Expression and Assembly in Vietnam and Cambodia Individuals at Risk Focus on Asia Pacific Human Rights Defenders in the Americas North Korea Prison Camps Pakistan Attacks on Journalists Use of Blasphemy Laws Training and Capacity Building Get Involved Take Action Now Online Actions Petition Library Urgent Action Network Latest Urgent Actions Donate Come and join us Sign Up Be a Youth Activist 2015 Human Rights College for Youth Dance for Rights Human Rights College 2015 Planning Committee Member Application Lifesaver Actions for Young Activists Student Group Registration Form Youth Leadership Oppotunitities Join a group Community Activism Volunteer Leadership Fieldworkers Join our Membership Consultation Committee MCC Volunteers Wanted Nova Scotia University Orientation Week Country and Theme Coordinators in Canada The Board of Directors Resources for Activists Activism Fund Have your say Seasonal Activism Guide Meet our Team Work Volunteer Opportunities Donate Become a Monthly Donor Sign Up Online Your Donations at Work Amnesty Canvassers Telephone Canvassing Make a One time Donation Donate Online Leave a gift in your will Why we are remembering Amnesty in our wills Bequests RRIFs and RRSPs Life Insurance Contact our Planned Giving Associate Disclaimer Gifts of Stocks and Securities Give a Gift in Memoriam Send a Special Occasion Gift Raise Money for Human Rights Tips for Raising Money Fundraising Q As Donate a car Update your monthly donor information Join Us About Us What we do Key Facts about Amnesty International How We Make A Difference Our Leaders Our Impact Governance Financial Information Work With Us FAQ Members Thank You Contact Us Home Resources 10 Tips for Hosting an Amazing Write for Rights event November 10 2015 by Catherine Brunelle Write for Rights Support Team Amnesty Canada campaigner Hilary Homes has seen many events during her work with Amnesty activists As we approach Amnesty International s biggest global activism day of the year Write for Rights on International Human Rights Day December 10 we ve asked her to share some

    Original URL path: http://www.amnesty.ca/category/campaign/resources (2016-02-13)
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  • Site C Dam - Human Rights at Risk | Amnesty International Canada
    Principles Campaigns No More Stolen Sisters Kwe Standing With Our Sisters Open for Justice Stop Torture Stop Torture Act Stop Torture Learn Stop Torture Share Stop Torture Tools Priority Countries Canada Human Rights Agenda for Canada 2015 Canada Votes 2015 What you can do Questions for Candidates No Giving Up A year of challenges and determination China Colombia Colombia Indigenous Survival Make it Visible Slideshow Take Action This is what we Demand Art Project Background Resources Donate Contact Mexico Zimbabwe Russia Central African Republic The Rebellion in the Middle East and North Africa Libya Bahrain Yemen Egypt Tunisia Syria Iran Iraq Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories Nigeria Ukraine Individuals at Risk Case Updates Huseyin Celil Raif Badawi Good News 2014 in Pictures 2015 in Pictures Projects Syrian refugees Global Campaign to Stop Torture Focus on priority countries China Illegal Detention and Torture Europe Human Rights Migration Control Bringing the Arms Trade Treaty into Force Strategic Arms Controls Working Against the Death Penalty Treatment of Prisoners Setting and Upholding Standards Freedom of Expression and Assembly in Vietnam and Cambodia Individuals at Risk Focus on Asia Pacific Human Rights Defenders in the Americas North Korea Prison Camps Pakistan Attacks on Journalists Use of Blasphemy Laws Training and Capacity Building Get Involved Take Action Now Online Actions Petition Library Urgent Action Network Latest Urgent Actions Donate Come and join us Sign Up Be a Youth Activist 2015 Human Rights College for Youth Dance for Rights Human Rights College 2015 Planning Committee Member Application Lifesaver Actions for Young Activists Student Group Registration Form Youth Leadership Oppotunitities Join a group Community Activism Volunteer Leadership Fieldworkers Join our Membership Consultation Committee MCC Volunteers Wanted Nova Scotia University Orientation Week Country and Theme Coordinators in Canada The Board of Directors Resources for Activists Activism Fund Have your say Seasonal Activism Guide Meet our Team Work Volunteer Opportunities Donate Become a Monthly Donor Sign Up Online Your Donations at Work Amnesty Canvassers Telephone Canvassing Make a One time Donation Donate Online Leave a gift in your will Why we are remembering Amnesty in our wills Bequests RRIFs and RRSPs Life Insurance Contact our Planned Giving Associate Disclaimer Gifts of Stocks and Securities Give a Gift in Memoriam Send a Special Occasion Gift Raise Money for Human Rights Tips for Raising Money Fundraising Q As Donate a car Update your monthly donor information Join Us About Us What we do Key Facts about Amnesty International How We Make A Difference Our Leaders Our Impact Governance Financial Information Work With Us FAQ Members Thank You Contact Us Home Site C Dam Human Rights at Risk UN human rights report shows that Canada is failing Indigenous peoples July 23 2015 Indigenous peoples and human rights groups say that a new United Nations report on Canada s human rights record should be a wake up call for all Canadians The UN Human Rights Committee which regularly reviews whether states are living up to their obligations under the binding International Covenant on Civil

    Original URL path: http://www.amnesty.ca/category/campaign/site-c-dam-human-rights-at-risk (2016-02-13)
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  • Site C Dam - Human Rights at Risk | Amnesty International Canada
    Open for Justice Stop Torture Stop Torture Act Stop Torture Learn Stop Torture Share Stop Torture Tools Priority Countries Canada Human Rights Agenda for Canada 2015 Canada Votes 2015 What you can do Questions for Candidates No Giving Up A year of challenges and determination China Colombia Colombia Indigenous Survival Make it Visible Slideshow Take Action This is what we Demand Art Project Background Resources Donate Contact Mexico Zimbabwe Russia Central African Republic The Rebellion in the Middle East and North Africa Libya Bahrain Yemen Egypt Tunisia Syria Iran Iraq Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories Nigeria Ukraine Individuals at Risk Case Updates Huseyin Celil Raif Badawi Good News 2014 in Pictures 2015 in Pictures Projects Syrian refugees Global Campaign to Stop Torture Focus on priority countries China Illegal Detention and Torture Europe Human Rights Migration Control Bringing the Arms Trade Treaty into Force Strategic Arms Controls Working Against the Death Penalty Treatment of Prisoners Setting and Upholding Standards Freedom of Expression and Assembly in Vietnam and Cambodia Individuals at Risk Focus on Asia Pacific Human Rights Defenders in the Americas North Korea Prison Camps Pakistan Attacks on Journalists Use of Blasphemy Laws Training and Capacity Building Get Involved Take Action Now Online Actions Petition Library Urgent Action Network Latest Urgent Actions Donate Come and join us Sign Up Be a Youth Activist 2015 Human Rights College for Youth Dance for Rights Human Rights College 2015 Planning Committee Member Application Lifesaver Actions for Young Activists Student Group Registration Form Youth Leadership Oppotunitities Join a group Community Activism Volunteer Leadership Fieldworkers Join our Membership Consultation Committee MCC Volunteers Wanted Nova Scotia University Orientation Week Country and Theme Coordinators in Canada The Board of Directors Resources for Activists Activism Fund Have your say Seasonal Activism Guide Meet our Team Work Volunteer Opportunities Donate Become a Monthly Donor Sign Up Online Your Donations at Work Amnesty Canvassers Telephone Canvassing Make a One time Donation Donate Online Leave a gift in your will Why we are remembering Amnesty in our wills Bequests RRIFs and RRSPs Life Insurance Contact our Planned Giving Associate Disclaimer Gifts of Stocks and Securities Give a Gift in Memoriam Send a Special Occasion Gift Raise Money for Human Rights Tips for Raising Money Fundraising Q As Donate a car Update your monthly donor information Join Us About Us What we do Key Facts about Amnesty International How We Make A Difference Our Leaders Our Impact Governance Financial Information Work With Us FAQ Members Thank You Contact Us Home Site C Dam Human Rights at Risk Global head of Amnesty calls for immediate halt to Site C dam construction November 19 2015 Amnesty International is calling for an immediate halt to construction of a massive hydro electric dam on the Peace River in northeastern British Columbia In an open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and BC Premier Christy Clark the Secretary General of the global movement of Amnesty International expressed concern about the violations of Indigenous peoples human rights that would

    Original URL path: http://www.amnesty.ca/category/campaign/site-c-dam-human-rights-risk (2016-02-13)
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  • Stop Torture | Amnesty International Canada
    Work With Us FAQ Members Thank You Contact Us Home Stop Torture Rosewater The Dalston Crown Hill United Church is screening the film Rosewater on Wed March 2 2016 at the Dalston Church at 7pm The Dalston U C is 1734 Penetanguiishene Rd N This has been co sponsored by the Dalston Crown Hill U C Amnesty International Action Circle There will be light refreshments Read More In visible scars Photo Exhibition at Toronto s City Hall Amnesty International Group 164 Toronto invites you to the In visible Scars Photo Exhibition at Toronto s City Hall in the Rotonda on the ground floor between January 25th and January 31st The exhibition spotlights the courage strength and resilience of torture survivors living in Canada half of them were Canadian citizens at the time they were tortured It highlights the role Canada should be playing to pre vent more people from enduring unspeakable torture and we hope it will compel Canadians to join torture survivors and take action in support of Canada joining the Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture The exhibition tells the story of eight people who now call Canada home They hail from around the world have all experienced the horror and devastation that torture wreaks on individuals and families and have undergone the transformation from victim to survivor to activist Free admission during regular City Hall hours 8am 5pm Read More Marina Nemat In visible Scars of Torture Please join the Amnesty International Edmonton chapter as we present one of this year s International Week Keynote speakers Marina Nemat who will be sharing her remarkable story of courage and how she managed to transform herself from victim to survivor to activist Marina was born in 1965 in Tehran Iran After the Islamic Revolution of 1979 she was arrested at the age of sixteen Her crime complaining when the math and history lessons in her school were replaced by Koran instruction and political propaganda She spent more than two years in Evin a political prison in Tehran where she was tortured and came very close to execution Read More Ali Aarrass Letter from prison The days are endless December 14 2015 Today marks five years since Spain forcibly returned Ali Aarrass a Belgian Moroccan national to Morocco breaching its international human rights obligations Upon his arrival in Morocco Ali Aarrass said he was held incommunicado and tortured for 12 days in a secret detention centre in Témara near the capital Rabat He is now serving a 12 year prison term for participating in and procuring arms for a criminal group after an unfair trial based on a confession obtained under torture In September 2012 the UN Special Rapporteur on torture visited him in prison and detected signs of torture compatible with his testimony Although the Moroccan authorities announced in May 2014 that they were opening an investigation into Ali Aarrass torture allegations his lawyers recently revealed that the investigation had been closed They said they had not been

    Original URL path: http://www.amnesty.ca/category/campaign/stop-torture (2016-02-13)
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  • Stop Torture in Mexico | Amnesty International Canada
    take a break from work or school to enjoy hanging out with friends and family Not so for a young mother in Mexico called Yecenia Armenta Read More My freedom is your victory June 30 2015 By Kathy Price Mexico Campaigner with Amnesty International Canada I m betting that no one who met Garifuna defender and former prisoner of conscience Angel Amílcar Colón Quevedo during his recent visit to Canada will forget his incredible smile or his inspiring words I certainly won t Read More Mexico Raise your voice for Yecenia June 24 2015 Yecenia Armenta Graciano has spent almost three years in prison while the men who brutally tortured her remain free Her nightmare began in 2012 while she was driving relatives to the Culiacán airport in the northern Mexican state of Sinaloa Plain clothed state policemen pulled her car over forced her out blindfolded her and drove her away They subjected her to near asphyxiation with a plastic bag over her head poured water over a cloth covering her mouth to simulate drowning hung her upside down naked and raped her I wanted them to just give me a bullet to the head so that it would all stop she says After almost 15 hours of torture the police officers threatened to bring in Yecenia s children to rape and kill them It was at that moment that Yecenia succumbed to their demands to sign a confession to involvement in the murder of her husband all while still blindfolded Read More StopTorture in Mexico Charges against police officers are one more step towards justice April 17 2015 By Alex Neve Secretary General Amnesty International Canada The tremendous news that three Mexican police officers have been criminally charged with torturing Adrián Vázquez in Tijuana in 2012 is a historic breakthrough and a great day for justice It is obviously very welcome news for Adrián himself and it can and must spur greater efforts across Mexico to ensure that those who have been responsible for the staggering crisis of torture the country has faced over the past decade are held accountable Read More Mexico Torture victim released after two decades behind bars March 20 2015 What happened Alfonso Martín del Campo spent nearly 23 years in prison after being convicted in 1992 for the murder of his sister and brother in law But he confessed to these crimes only after being tortured Alfonso Alfonso Martín del Campo was detained in May 1992 in Mexico City Police officers beat smothered and threatened him Years later a police officer admitted that he and other officers had tortured him But for more than two decades the authorities ignored this and other evidence of his torture including medical reports Mexico s Supreme Court finally ordered Alfonso Martín del Campo Dodd s release on March 18 Alfonso Martín del Campo s release is a long overdue victory for justice said Perseo Quiroz Executive Director of Amnesty International Mexico His case should have been thrown out

    Original URL path: http://www.amnesty.ca/category/campaign/stop-torture-in-mexico (2016-02-13)
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  • Stop Torture: Mexico | Amnesty International Canada
    Contact Mexico Zimbabwe Russia Central African Republic The Rebellion in the Middle East and North Africa Libya Bahrain Yemen Egypt Tunisia Syria Iran Iraq Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories Nigeria Ukraine Individuals at Risk Case Updates Huseyin Celil Raif Badawi Good News 2014 in Pictures 2015 in Pictures Projects Syrian refugees Global Campaign to Stop Torture Focus on priority countries China Illegal Detention and Torture Europe Human Rights Migration Control Bringing the Arms Trade Treaty into Force Strategic Arms Controls Working Against the Death Penalty Treatment of Prisoners Setting and Upholding Standards Freedom of Expression and Assembly in Vietnam and Cambodia Individuals at Risk Focus on Asia Pacific Human Rights Defenders in the Americas North Korea Prison Camps Pakistan Attacks on Journalists Use of Blasphemy Laws Training and Capacity Building Get Involved Take Action Now Online Actions Petition Library Urgent Action Network Latest Urgent Actions Donate Come and join us Sign Up Be a Youth Activist 2015 Human Rights College for Youth Dance for Rights Human Rights College 2015 Planning Committee Member Application Lifesaver Actions for Young Activists Student Group Registration Form Youth Leadership Oppotunitities Join a group Community Activism Volunteer Leadership Fieldworkers Join our Membership Consultation Committee MCC Volunteers Wanted Nova Scotia University Orientation Week Country and Theme Coordinators in Canada The Board of Directors Resources for Activists Activism Fund Have your say Seasonal Activism Guide Meet our Team Work Volunteer Opportunities Donate Become a Monthly Donor Sign Up Online Your Donations at Work Amnesty Canvassers Telephone Canvassing Make a One time Donation Donate Online Leave a gift in your will Why we are remembering Amnesty in our wills Bequests RRIFs and RRSPs Life Insurance Contact our Planned Giving Associate Disclaimer Gifts of Stocks and Securities Give a Gift in Memoriam Send a Special Occasion Gift Raise Money for Human Rights Tips for Raising Money Fundraising Q As Donate a car Update your monthly donor information Join Us About Us What we do Key Facts about Amnesty International How We Make A Difference Our Leaders Our Impact Governance Financial Information Work With Us FAQ Members Thank You Contact Us Home Stop Torture Mexico Mexico Police officers who tortured innocent woman into confessing to a crime must face justice November 10 2015 The acquittal of a young woman who was tortured into confessing to the crime of extortion is long awaited good news but Mexico must ensure those responsible for the abuse she suffered face justice and that she receives reparation said Amnesty International The fact that a young woman has been forced to spend two years in prison after being tortured to confess to a crime speaks volumes about the state of the Mexican judicial system said Erika Guevara Rosas Americas Director at Amnesty International While we welcome Cristel s acquittal justice will not be done until those who sexually tortured her into confessing to a crime are put behind bars and a strong message is sent that torture is never acceptable Cristel Fabiola Piña Jasso a 25 year

    Original URL path: http://www.amnesty.ca/category/campaign/stop-torture-mexico-0 (2016-02-13)
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