Welcome to WIRE July/August

WIRE celebrates people who stand up for human rights. This time, we meet three gay and lesbian activists from Kenya. They are supporting others and changing attitudes, despite being criminalized by their government. We also show how this kind of resistance and perseverance can change the world, by celebrating our monumental recent win of a strong UN Arms Trade Treaty after 20 years’ work. And we interview a Chilean lawyer whose activism began with Pinochet’s coup nearly 40 years ago.

To the Kurdish grandmother facing prison in Turkey for shouting peace slogans, the other people featured in our appeals, and many more like them around the world we say: You are not alone. We are with you, and we will win.

Read their stories, be inspired, and help us take action for human rights.

Posted in Africa, Arms Trade, Brazil, Chile, Guatemala, Human Rights Defenders and Activists, LGBT Rights, Migrants, Tajikistan, Turkey | 11 Comments

  1. Hope M. Fernandez says:

    Way To Go AI…Goodluck & More Power…Keep Up The Good Work…”am Proud to be a Human Rights Advocate…

  2. lawrence says:

    please i will like u guys to send me the monthly WIRE.

    • Kristin Hulaas Sunde says:

      Hi Lawrence – the digital version of WIRE is published on livewire.amnesty.org every two months. Look out for the Sept/Oct issue, which is due out on 30 August. If you want to subscribe to the print version, please email wire.subscribe@amnesty.org for more details.

  3. When I initially commented I clicked the “Notify me when new comments are added” checkbox
    and now each time a comment is added I get four e-mails with
    the same comment. Is there any way you can remove people from that service?

    Thanks!

    • Kristin Hulaas Sunde says:

      Hi – very sorry about that – we are working to find out why this is happening and stop it. Please bear with us and let us know it happens again.

  4. Sharonah Fredrick says:

    It is REALLY hard to find any information on member activities that are not virtual-letter writing campaigns. Any ideas? Are there no activities for NY for the entire month of August??? And can you please make volunteer activities on your site more accessible? I had to search for a half hour, it’s VERY counter-intuitive.

    • Kristin Hulaas Sunde says:

      Hi Sharonah – WIRE is our global campaigning magazine for people worldwide, published by Amnesty’s International Secretariat. We are in the process of updating our website, so hopefully it will be easier to navigate in future. WIRE does have links to online actions inside, however if you are looking for something more local we suggest you try your national Amnesty office. If you are based in the USA, your national website is http://www.amnestyusa.org/ You should be able to find information about member activities and other opportunities to get involved under “get involved” in the top menu bar.

  5. John Ibeabuchi Maduka says:

    A sure magazine to read, that is truthful, and straight-forward.

    • Kristin Hulaas Sunde says:

      Thanks for the feedback John – we are so pleased you like it and always welcome comments, ideas and feedback from our readers.

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