Category Archives: Individuals at Risk

Write a letter, change a life

In this issue of WIRE you’ll meet 12 very different people and communities. What they all have in common is that there is a real opportunity, right now, to make a positive difference in their lives. This December, for the … Continue reading

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Taking torture personally

How do you support someone who has been tortured? That’s what this issue of WIRE explores, to mark the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture on 26 June. We speak to Farida Aarrass about why she will never give … Continue reading

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Standing up to the torturers, together

As Amnesty’s new Stop Torture campaign launches worldwide, our Secretary General, Salil Shetty, describes his inspirational meeting with torture survivor Claudia Medina. “I am here to ask for your help,” said Claudia Medina when I met her in Mexico earlier … Continue reading

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Human rights superheroes

With two prisoners already released and 2.3 million messages sent across 80 countries, Write for Rights 2013 was our most successful global letter-writing campaign ever. By Amnesty staff member Kristin Hulaas Sunde Hundreds of thousands of ordinary people transformed into … Continue reading

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New year, new conversations

Even the most intimate areas of our lives touch on our human rights. In WIRE, read the compelling stories of women, men and children who have experienced this personally. Discussing sexual and reproductive rights can be difficult: we hope you … Continue reading

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