…. Calendar ….

On this calendar we can show any events in York related to global justice. As we’d like to make this as comprehensive as possible, any relevant events whether organised by groups or individuals are very welcome.

Please use the contact page or send to jess[at]justyork.org.

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Amnesty Quiz for Donkey Ambulance
Feb 24 @ 7:30 pm



Raise money for a donkey ambulance in Afghanistan

In memory of a former student at York university’s Centre for Applied Human Rights


SANYO DIGITAL CAMERAFrozan Ali from Afghanistan died in Liverpool in 2013 after graduating from York University. She had been granted asylum in the UK in 2013 following threats to her life in Afghanistan due to her work for Afghan women but died from a chronic medical condition not long afterwards. Frozan would no doubt be a great supporter of the “donkey ambulance”.

Pregnant women in some areas of Afghanistan face a difficult decision when they go into labour: either to deliver at home in unhygienic conditions without immediate access to medical expertise, or to travel in all weathers up to four hours by donkey over mountainous terrain to the health centre. Until recently, many women risked their and their babies’ lives by opting for home births because the long trip involved sitting on a hard saddle between sacks of straw.

amnesty donkey ambulance


Then HealthProm, a UK development organization, came along (All quiz money raised will go to them.) They designed this “donkey ambulance” with an inflatable saddle allowing pregnant women to travel to the health centre safely and comfortably. This low-cost solution is noticeably reducing maternal and infant mortality in remote areas of Afghanistan.



Where: Shoulder of Mutton pub, Heworth Green, York YO31 7TQ

(small pub car-park; pay car-park on East Parade and free parking in nearby Wood Street)

When: Tuesday, 24th February 7.30pm for 8pm start

Teams of four people @ £20 per team


Booking and payment strictly in advance: mail Barbara  martha_uk@tesco.net


Quiz organised by members of the Amnesty International York group

Stop Torture – Amnesty Event in York
May 9 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Stop Torture - Amnesty Event in York

York local group of Amnesty International UK will
have a stall in St Sampsons Square from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. as part of
a world-wide campaign by Amnesty International to “Stop Torture”. A
North African dance group will perform, world music choir CheCheLeLe
will sing and you will be able to learn more about the issue and to take
action by signing petitions / letters.

Please pop by and say hello – perhaps before or after visiting the Fair
Trade Forum nearby in St Helen’s Square, details of which Margot kindly
circulated yesterday.

Out of East Africa: the human rights repression behind the exodus of so many East Africans?
Jul 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Refreshments + Write for Rights in York this Thursday
Dec 10 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Refreshments + Write for Rights in York this Thursday

This Thursday (10 December) is Human Rights Day and York’s Amnesty local group and Tibet Support Group York team up to run the cafe and stalls at St Crux Hall in the city centre.

Fairly traded tea, coffee, cake and sandwiches (including vegetarian and gluten-free options) will be served from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm. Bejazzled will perform live jazz music from 2.00 to 4.00 pm and books, bric-a-brac, plants, gifts, home-made chutneys and cakes will be on sale all day. All proceeds will be divided equally between the two groups.

You will also be able to write a postcard to a prisoner of conscience – for example political cartoonist Zunar who faces decades in prison for cartoons he posted on Twitter, making fun of the decision to jail an opposition leader in Malaysia. This is part of “Write for Rights”, when Amnesty International supporters all over the world write letters and cards for people whose human rights are threatened.

The venue is at the bottom of the Shambles, near Marks & Spencer. The address is St Crux Parish Hall, Pavement, York YO1 9UP.