USA: Singaporean teen Amos Yee has received asylum
Amos Yee, the teenanger who was convicted for his critical speech against the Singaporean authorities, is now free after asylum detention in the USA. Amos has been behind bars since late December 2016, until the appeal verdict of his asylum application was handed down by the Board of Immigration Appeals.
The Board granted him asylum status and Amos was subsequently released on 26 September.
11月25日乃消除對婦女的暴力行為國際日 (International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women) 。如今在世界各地，仍有不少女性面對各種形式的暴力；另一方面，今天女性和男性能一同在運動場上競技，乃過去多位女性先駒運動員們的堅持；我們特意選擇這天舉辦此活動，希望大家強身健體之餘，也繼續為不同性別人士的平等和人權而努力。只要你年滿18歲或以上，並捐款港幣$100 或以上即可参加!
The campaign to #FightforHumanRights doesn't just involve talking – a strong and active body is also important to support our action. #TeamAmnesty is holding a bootcamp on 25 November, and we invite those who would like to get prepared for defending human rights to join the training.
25 November is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Around the world, women are still suffering from gender based violence. On the other hand, #brave athletes have stood up for equal rights so that women can compete with men on the same sports ground today. The bootcamp will be held on this special day to commemorate these people and fight for equality and human rights with sports. Want to join? Make a donation of HK$100 or above now.
Human Rights Magazine - Autumn Issue is published!
The latest issue of Human Rights Magazine features "The Death Penalty around us". By pulling the cover page gently, you can break the hanging noose or lethal injection syringe. It symbolizes that every one of us can take initiative and action for the global campaign against the death penalty. Amnesty International has been dedicated to campaigning globally against the death penalty for 40 years. Since the abolition of the death penalty in Hong Kong since 1993, many Hongkongers have regarded it as an irrelevant issue. But the death penalty remains in Hongkongers' most popular holiday destinations. A number of Hongkongers are sentenced to death in China and overseas.
Does the death penalty infringe human rights? The latest issue of Human Rights Magazine features "The Death Penalty around us", which discussed the death penalty issues from a human rights perspective. We also interviewed Ngeow Chow Ying, a human rights lawyer in Malaysia as well as the Chairperson of the Anti-Death Penalty Asia Network, on the existence of death penalty in Asia. She also discussed the role of Hong Kong in promoting the abolition of the death penalty.
The magazine will be distributed for free in upstairs bookstores, HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity, Hong Kong Professional Teachers' Union, Kubrick, the Hong Kong Council of Social Service and universities etc. By becoming our member or donor, you will receive a printed copy on a regular basis.
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Latest Leaflet: the Secondary School Places Allocation (SSPA) System and Gender Equality
In recent years, there has been criticism that girls outnumber boys at university and band 1 secondary school due to the changes in the SSPA system, namely removal of gender-based features, in response to the court judgment in 2001.
Why did the judge rule the gender-based features of the SSPA system discriminatory and contrary to the Sex Discrimination Ordinance? Check out the latest education leaflet on this case to find out.
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