Amnesty supporter Mel Giedroyc tucking into an AmnesTea! © Amnesty International

To celebrate brave and courageous women in International Women's Week we hold an Amnes-tea on Friday 10 March from 3pm until 7pm at 54 Knavesmire Crescent, York YO23 1ET. It will be an opportunity to share stories whilst enjoying cake, biscuits, teas and coffee. Attendees after 5.30pm will also be offered sandwiches. Contact 07889 443 205 or Everyone (not just women!) is welcome.


Marc Niyonkuru at our monthly meeting in York in February

A journalist from Burundi in the Great Lakes region of East Africa spoke at our monthly meeting in February. Marc Niyonkuru explained how young people linked with his country's ruling political party wreak violence on opponents, the government condones their actions and journalists are threatened with death if they report news stories that the government dislikes. Marc did just that and was a target for assassination but escaped to the neighbouring country of Rwanda, where he now lives with his wife and children.


Our group's next monthly meeting takes place on Tuesday 14 March at 7.30pm at the usual venue - York Friends Meeting House, Friargate, York YO1 9RL. Everyone is welcome to attend.