Still Here!

We are still meeting to discuss Amnesty campaigns, the situation for asylum seekers locally, and human rights issues in the news etc. At the time of writing, we are deliberating on whether Zoom is the most appropriate product to use for our meetings, and we are taking advice from Amnesty UK. Please keep up to […]

Fundraiser: Coffee, Cakes & Poetry!

Fundraising Evening this THURSDAY 10th October – 6:45 pm to 9:00 pm Quaker Meeting House, Thornhill Street, Wakefield, WF1 1NQ Entrance £2 (includes refreshments) – Asylum seekers free! With poetry recitals by local poets. Tea. coffee, homemade cakes…. hurrah! There will be plenty of campaign resources available to inform and prepare Videos shown to raise […]

Help Independence! Get Cake!

4th of July? Independence Day? Who for….?   Come and join us for scrumptious cake, flapjack, scones, coffee, tea and all loveliness like that!   Contribute to the independence of others and participate in current campaigns to support those in need. Talk about human rights controversial issues, politics, asylum etc…. Make a difference!   Where: […]

AIUKW Meeting Actions

Meeting: Wednesday, 19th June 2019 – QMH Actions Letter to Iranian Head of Judiciary – Daniel Zeinolabedini (UA 83/19) Discuss AI Singapore Anti Death Penalty campaign cards (see photo below) Roma Campaign – no updates, will communicate with AI Campaigns Plan “These Walls Must Fall” for next Wakefield ArtWalk, end of July; next meeting take […]

Holocaust Memorial Day 2019

Since 2001, the Government has invited British society to observe the 27th of January each year as Holocaust Memorial Day. 27 January is the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz by Soviet troops. Holocaust Memorial Day is intended to provide an opportunity for reflection on issues raised by all atrocities, especially those events officially designated […]

Refreshing Campaigning!

Yes, it’s that time again!   Come and join us for scrummy cake, flapjack, scones, coffee, tea and all lovliness like that!   And….. talk about human rights, current campaigns to support those in need, controversial issues, politics, asylum etc….   Where: Quaker Meeting House, Thornhill Street, Wakefield, WF1 1NQ When: Thursday 21st February from 1000 to […]

UDHR at 70

In December this year we celebrate the 70 year anniversary of the ‘promulgation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR)’.   From the UN site…. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a milestone document in the history of human rights. Drafted by representatives with different legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions […]

Asylum Matters – Mary Brandon – 21/11/18

Great meeting this evening! We enjoyed, and were enlightened by, a talk by Mary Brandon. Mary is the Campaign Projects Manager for Asylum Matters, in the Yorkshire and Humber region. Asylum Matters is an advocacy and campaigns project that works in partnership locally and nationally to improve the lives of refugees and people seeking asylum […]

Write for Rights 2018 Coffee Morning

Greeting Card and Letter Writing Campaign 2018 If you could spare a brief moment in your busy day to join in this campaign and write a brief letter or card of support for a prisoner of conscience, it would be greatly appreciated. “THESE PEOPLE ARE JUST LIKE YOU. WITH MOTHERS AND FATHERS, SISTERS AND BROTHERS, […]