Cardiff Amnesty’s Newborn Activists

We are pleased to announce that the co-chair of the Cardiff Amnesty group, Lauren, has given birth to beautiful twin boys. Before their birth, the boys were involved in a fundraiser for a local Cardiff charity that trains and provides volunteer birth partners to women who would otherwise birth alone; aptly named The Birth Partner…

Some Good News and a Surprise Phone Call

This blog post was kindly written by Cardiff Amnesty member Elizabeth who was able to share some good news with us all at our last meeting. Now for the good news… We deal with some pretty grim issues in Amnesty, so it’s always encouraging to get some good news: here are a few items from…

UK: Learning the Wrong Lessons from Pandemic Response Measures in Prisons

The situation in UK prisons has improved little since the easing of restrictions in the general community.   The vast majority of prisoners remain locked in cells for around 23 hours a day.  The most concerning development of all is the increasing trend for the government and prison service to rationalise the idea that more time…

Success for Cardiff Amnesty

The Cardiff Amnesty International Group is delighted to announce that Owen Collins has been elected onto the Board of Amnesty International’s UK Section. The results of the election were announced at the Annual General Meeting on Saturday 19th June. Owen, as many of you will know, is a committed campaigner who has been the driving…

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…