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Take Action to Stop Arming Saudi

Our current theme at Peace Hub is all about putting human rights before the profits of the arms trade.  The UK government claims that it carefully screens applications to sell weapons around the world, to make sure that they won’t be used for repression, human rights abuses or targeting civilians. Yet the UK’s biggest customer […]

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Stop Arming Repression

Photo: Stop the Arms Fair. From now through till mid-October, Peace Hub’s theme is Stop Arming Repression: let’s put human rights first. In 2016, the UK exported arms to over 100 countries, including many that are repressing their own people and/or engaging in violent conflicts where civilians are being targeted.  Arms export licences (granted by […]

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Birmingham Pride: get involved

Photo zizzybaloobah CC-BY-NC. It’s just over 2 weeks until Birmingham Pride, a public celebration of LGBT culture in our city. It’s a chance to celebrate all the great things people with diverse sexual orientations and gender identities bring to our community, and to to stand up for equality.  The theme for 2017 is Love & […]

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Faiths call for Equality this IDAHOT

It’s 2 weeks to go until the International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia (IDAHOT) on 17th May, and people of faith are making a declaration against violence and for equality. Several European faith organisations have come together under the umbrella Faith IDAHOBIT to call for an end to discrimination, hatred and violence against LGBT people […]

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Take Action for LGBT rights in Chechnya

Terrible reports have recently appeared from Chechnya of gay men being abducted, tortured and killed. Update: Birmingham LGBT have organised a solidarity march on Saturday 22nd April at 2:30pm.  Meet at Birmingham LGBT centre 38/40 Holloway Circus, B1 1EQ. Full details about the march here. Amnesty International report: Over a hundred men suspected of being […]

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Sam’s Story: Take Action for LGBT Rights

As well as celebrating diversity, our theme Love & Pride is about and also standing up for equality.  In places where being LGBT (diverse sexual orientations and gender identities, including lesbian, gay, bi, and trans) is not illegal, LGBT people can still face discrimination and oppression. Amnesty International have recently highlighted the case of Sam, a […]

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Take Action to Free Darya

Photo: Amnesty International. Our Taking a Stand theme is all about supporting Freedom of Conscience.  Darya is one activist who stood up for what she believes in, and faced a terrible price – let’s call for her freedom! Darya Poliudova lives in a small town in southern Russia where she is well known locally for […]

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Education to Rebuild Hope

Photo: Afghan Peace Volunteers Our theme for March & April 2016 is Live, Love, Learn – let’s support equal education for everyone: it’s a human right! Following wars and violent conflicts, education is important for rebuilding communities and healing wounds. In Afghanistan, the Afghan Peace Volunteers are trying to do just that, including through their […]

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Coming Soon: Live Love Learn – Education is a Human Right

Photo: Afghan Peace Volunteers A sneak preview of our next peace & justice theme: Live, Love, Learn Let’s support equal education for everyone: it’s a Human Right! Education helps us to gain skills and knowledge that allow us to work and support ourselves. But it’s about much more than that. Education helps us to understand […]

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