It’s Started! Don’t Forget to Vote in AIUK Elections

Taking the Temperature of AIUK Owen Collins is standing for election to the Board of Amnesty International UK this year. Since April he has been visiting local groups across the country to ‘take the temperature’ of the movement. Be it organising new campaigns or fundraising initiatives, Owen has seen first-hand how activists are striving to…

Cardiff Amnesty and Anti-Racism

While the movement should be celebrating 60 years of life-changing activism, Amnesty International UK finds itself in the headlines for all the wrong reasons. The issue of racism and the working culture within Amnesty International UK is a matter of concern to members of the Cardiff Amnesty Group. We agree with the AIUK Board that: “Racism is a pervasive problem. It is deep-rooted, entangled in every aspect of the world as it is today:…

Nazanin’s New Charge: How You Can Take Action

It has sadly been announced today that Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been given a further 1 year jail sentence with then an additional 1 year travel ban preventing her from leaving Iran after this jail term ends. Her lawyer has said an appeal is being lodged on the basis that the charges had been laid out…

Cardiff Amnesty’s Choice for AIUK Elections

The Cardiff Amnesty International Group are delighted to nominate Dr Owen Collins to stand for election to the Board of Amnesty International UK. Owen, as many of you will know, is a committed campaigner who has been the driving force behind one of the most active Amnesty groups in Wales. Over the last decade, he…

Amnesty Wales Conference: Activism in Action

Amnesty International Wales online Conference: 20th March 2021, 10am – 1pm The future of human rights across the globe appears uncertain as COVID-19 provides opportunities for the roll-back of personal and collective liberties. As Amnesty groups in Wales have adapted to the events of the last year, we can reflect on how members have responded…

Justice for George Floyd

Members of the Cardiff Amnesty International group were horrified by the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis on the 25th May. George Floyd died following his arrest in which he was held down by three police officers, including one kneeling directly on his neck. George called out, “I can’t breathe”, several times but in spite…