Category Archives: Control Arms

Armed with pens, keyboards and a passion for human rights

A New Year’s message to activists from Salil Shetty, Amnesty International’s Secretary General. As a new year begins, I’d like to celebrate some of the things we achieved together in 2013. We are still counting the tweets, good old-fashioned letters, … Continue reading

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Are states getting cold feet as Arms Trade Treaty talks heat up?

By Widney Brown, Senior Director of International Law and Policy at Amnesty International As the first week draws to a close at the Arms Trade Treaty negotiations being held at the UN in New York, there is a chill in … Continue reading

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Why there is no peace time for women

Widney Brown is senior director for international law and policy at Amnesty International. She will attend the diplomatic conference on the arms trade treaty taking place in New York this month. That women and girls are singled out during armed … Continue reading

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Youth activists take over Amnesty’s headquarters to do the Obama Harlem Shake!

By Michael Parsons, Activism Unit Assistant Late on a Tuesday in early March, I found myself standing in the middle of a conference room at Amnesty’s International Secretariat in London, UK, surrounded by multicoloured balloons. Only half an hour earlier … Continue reading

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‘Why is the world doing nothing?’ – cluster bomb attack by the Syrian army in Aleppo

By Donatella Rovera, Amnesty International’s Senior Crisis Adviser In a field hospital, which I won’t name for security reasons – too many field hospitals have been bombed already – a little boy of 7, Abdo al-Dik, was shaking like a … Continue reading

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