Advocacy

  • 19 Dec 2009

    China has been accused by campaigners, analysts and heads of state of being the chief culprit in scuppering an effective deal to tackle global warming at the Copenhagen summit.

  • 29 Oct 2009

    The Methodist Church, the Baptist Union of Great Britain and the United Reformed Church have urged the EU to agree carbon cuts of at least 40% below 1990 levels by 2020 and for these cuts to be made without extensive use of offsets.

  • 27 May 2009

    A 30-year-old charity worker from North London is travelling to the Middle East as part of a delegation of peace activists from Christian Peacemaker Teams.

  • 21 May 2009

    Fujian-based legal activist Ji Sizun was originally detained in August 2008. He was handing in to a police station an application to protest at the Olympic games in Beijing.

  • 20 May 2009

    Amnesty International has teamed up with other human rights organisations to campaign for a stay of execution. The protest concerns Troy Davis who is accused of killing a police officer in the state of Georgia, in the USA.

  • 22 Apr 2009

    As civilians pour out of the war zone in northern Sri Lanka, seeking safety in temporary displacement camps, the need for medicines, food and shelter is growing quickly says World Vision.

  • 25 Mar 2009

    Sixteen-year-old Esther* is a new mother – her daughter, Emma, is one week old. Esther and Emma live in a makeshift camp for people uprooted by the long-running conflict in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. For women and girls living here, motherhood often results not from the wish to build a family, nor from intimacy, but from rape.

  • 24 Mar 2009

    Amnesty International has called on Northern Ireland to help the United States in their stated aim of closing Guantanámo Bay by accepting prisoners who have been cleared for release. This would be following the lead of the Republic of Ireland, where the Taoiseach has told CNN in the United States that Ireland would take, 'a proportionate amount, a small number' of freed prisoners.

  • 23 Mar 2009

    WWF have a released a short film on YouTube of a couple of Pandas getting cuddly, to publicise their upcoming Earth Hour campaign off the back of their programme of panda sponsorship

  • 18 Mar 2009

    Amnesty international is urging campaigners to help stop the execution of 128 Iraqis. Amnesty International reports that the Iraqi government plans to execute as many as 128 people in the next couple of weeks.