Tag Archives: Blog Action Day 2013

Our final Blog Action Day favourite: Human rights and mental health in India

Mental illnesses are the stuff that stigma is made of, and patients’ human rights are often violated, says Sakshi Nanda. This is the third and last of our favourite blog posts tweeted to @AmnestyOnline on Blog Action Day 2013, when … Continue reading

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Another Blog Action Day favourite: Human rights and wrongs

Refugees and migrants are risking their lives to enter Europe illegally. Wouldn’t you, too, if you had to fight for a better life? asks writer and poet Stella Pierides. This is the second of our three favourite blog posts tweeted … Continue reading

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Kenya: ‘I’ve witnessed a million and one forced evictions’

For Blog Action Day 2013, Naomi Barasa, Campaign Organizer with Amnesty Kenya, recounts how seeing women stripping naked to protest inspired her to become a human rights activist. She paints a vivid picture of how brutal forced evictions can be, … Continue reading

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Why blogging matters: A message from Salil Shetty for Blog Action Day 2013

On 16 October, Blog Action Day 2013 will bring together thousands of bloggers worldwide, around one topic: human rights. Find out how you can join the chorus! And read this quick Q&A with Amnesty’s Secretary General, Salil Shetty, about what inspired … Continue reading

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