We are very busy here at Amnesty Canterbury working on a number of Campaigns! Below is a brief overview of those campaigns:
Our focus country is the Philippines. Whilst not many people are aware of the human rights abuses occurring daily in the Philippines, we are hoping to shine a light on those abuses and eventually eradicate them altogether.
Click the Philippines tab at the top of the website to find out more!
Also click on the Urgent Actions tab at the top of the website to see if there are any actions you can take now relating to the Philippines Campaign.
- TripAdvisor CHECKOUT Campaign
We are supporting the Amnesty International CHECKOUT campaign against TripAdvisor. This company is promoting hotels, properties, attractions and tourist activities in settlements within the Occupied Palestinian Territories. These settlements are illegal under international law and have a devastating impact on the human rights of Palestinian people.
Click on the Urgent Action tab at the top of the website to see what action you can take now.
- Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe
Nazanin is still being held unjustly by Iran despite being granted diplomatic protection by the UK. We will continue to press for her release from her Iranian prison for as long as she is held. Please see Urgent Action Tab for up to date information.
- Urgent Action
These work on the very simple premise that when someone is in immediate danger of serious human rights abuses, those responsible receive thousands of letters from all over the world demanding it to stop. This is a powerful way of showing authorities that the world is watching. These urgent actions are a vital part of our campaigning for individuals, families and communities at risk.
We will regularly identify a small number of these for you to take action.
Even if you only have 5 minutes to spare, this is an easy way to make a big difference.
Click the ‘Urgent Actions’ link above to see our current Urgent Actions.