Archive for the ‘poverty’ Category
By Savio Carvalho, Director of Amnesty International’s Demand Dignity Programme, writing from Rio de Janeiro (Follow him on Twitter – @SavioConnects)
Late into one of the negotiation sessions at the Rio+20 Summit on Sustainable Development, references to “freedom of speech and association” were struck from the draft outcome document [...]
By Matteo de Bellis, Europe Campaigner at Amnesty International
“We know we have to leave because of the construction works, but they should give us a place to go, not just leave us in the street.”
Giovanni speaks to me while standing in front of a line of shacks, grouped in an area as [...]
By Meghna Abraham, Head of the Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Team at Amnesty International
You come home in the evening, after a long day’s work. Your children are sitting at a table, finishing their homework. Suddenly, some government officials arrive with a bulldozer to demolish your home.
You may have had a week’s notice, or [...]
By Fotis Filippou, EU Team Campaigner for Amnesty International
Amnesty International recently visited Romania, where we met with a Romani community living behind a sewage treatment plant in Miercurea Ciuc, central Romania.
More than six years after they were forcibly evicted from their homes, around 75 Roma people, including families with children, are living in unsanitary [...]
By Gergana Halpern, Millennium Development Goals Campaign Organizer for Amnesty International
The voice of thousands of Amnesty International supporters from across the world was heard at the United Nations in New York on Thursday.
Over 25,000 activists had signed a petition calling on world leaders to put human rights at the heart of the global fight to [...]