WIRE is Amnesty International's global magazine for people who are passionate about human rights. Read about our campaigns and fresh research, meet the people we work for and with, and - most importantly - take action.

Latest editions

You can download PDFs of the last few editions of Wire by clicking on the links below.

June - July 2011 worldwide appeals

Please note that there will be no June-July 2011 edition of Wire. Instead, a special bumper edition to celebrate Amnesty International at 50 will be out end of July.  In the meantime, take action on our worldwide appeals.

April - May 2011 (pdf, 24 pages, 3.3 MB)

April - May 2011 (pdf, 24 pages, 3.3 MB)

Somalia’s armed conflict continues to destroy the lives and security of thousands of people. The international community can do more to change things in the country. Find out what you can do.

Also in this issue:
Young activists in Azerbaijan risk imprisonment for exercising their right to free speech. We look at the lives of the railway dwellers in Ghana under threat of forced eviction. Act on our Worldwide Appeals to show your support for human rights.

February-March 2011 (pdf, 24 pages, 2.3 MB)

Many Roma families living in Slovenia have no access to water, even though Slovenia has the means and the resources to provide it. Find out what you can do about this injustice.

Also in this issue:

Governments use the threat of terrorism as an excuse to continue to commit human rights violations.

We look at how states and armed groups control what women wear and the stories of the brave individuals who dare to defy them.And don't forget - there are people out there who need your support. You can help protect their human rights. Click here for our World Wide Appeals. 

December 2010 - January 2011

In this edition (pdf, 24 pages, 2.3 MB):

Victims fight enforced disappearances in the Philippines.   

In Nicaragua, girls speak out against sexual violence and demand that the governments listen to them and respect their rights. 

The conflict in Gaza: two years on, the international community needs to take action to pursue justice for the victims.

Also inside:

 Indigenous communities in Paraguay fight for the return of their traditional lands

Behind the scenes of a depicting the lives of irregular migrants in Mexico.

Join Amnesty International’s annual letter-writing marathon – everything you need to know. Download a PDF here.

October 2010 - November 2010 (pdf, 24 pages, 2.3 MB)


October 2010 - November 2010 (pdf, 24 pages, 2.3 MB)

Months after the earthquake in Haiti, more than a million people are still living in overcrowded makeshifts camps. This human rights crisis must end. 
Also in this issue: Yemeni authorities violating human rights in the name of security; discrimination against Romani children in Slovakia’s schools; demand accountability for war crimes in Sri Lanka; and stop forced evictions in Nigeria.

For WIRE actions cards and Worldwide Appeals click here

August 2010 - September 2010 (pdf, 24 pages, 1.67 MB)


August 2010 - September 2010 (pdf, 24 pages, 1.67 MB)

The Democratic Republic of the Congo is marking its 50th anniversary this year. WIRE considers the future of human rights in this war-torn country.
Also in this issue: Brazil’s Indigenous communities pushed out of their lands and into poverty; families of victims of enforced disappearance fight for justice; why Amnesty International objects to the ban on the full-face veil; and much more up-to-date research.

For action cards and World Wide Appeals, click here.  

June 2010 - July 2010 (pdf, 24 pages, 1.67 MB)

June 2010 - July 2010 (pdf, 24 pages, 1.67 MB)

As the World Cup gets underway in South Africa, WIRE introduces you to Stand Up United: our team of 11 human rights defenders from around the world. They all have a common goal – equality, dignity and justice for all.
Be a world champion; support our human rights team: Stand Up United.

Also in this issue: Your World Cup activism toolkit - everything  you need to inspire and inform people about human rights this summer;
Salil Shetty, Amnesty International’s new Secretary General, joins us for a chat;extract from the new Amnesty International annual Report;and
and marking World Refugee Day on 20 June. For Wordwide Appeals and toolkit click here. Get your stencil here.

April 2010 - May 2010 (pdf, 24 pages, 1.67 MB)

In Burkina Faso, more than 2,000 women die every year from complications of pregnancy and childbirth. In the USA, more than two women die every day for the same reasons. In many cases, these deaths could be prevented – then why do they keep happening?

Also in this issue of WIRE: World Press Freedom Day; Guantánamo detainees: campaign for international protection; The Millennium Development Goals; and plenty more research and actions from around the world.    

To act on our Worldwide Appeals and action postcards click here

February 2010 - March 2010 (pdf, 24 pages, 1.67 MB)

The Gender Trap (Page 3)  
Bitter Struggle For Justice (Page 15)

For Worldwide Appeals and postcards here.

December 2009 - January 2010 (pdf, 24 pages, 1.05 MB)

International Migrants Day (Page 2)
Write for Rights (Pages 8 - 9 )
Government Fails Indigenous People in Peru (Page 15)
Arms trade deadly for Somali civilians

For Worldwide Appeals and postcards click here .

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