The Washington, DC-based Africa Trade Policy Working Group (ATPWG), which forms part of the Advocacy Network for Africa coalition, has launched a campaign to support African farmers' rights. Current trends in the formulation of global trade regulations put small-holder farmers in Africa - and the developing world generally - at risk of losing control of their seeds, crops and other agricultural resources to international business interests. We invite you to join us in this important more

This manual has been written primarily for AI campaigners yet is also useful for all those other human rights organisations. The book has been divided up into self-contained sections, making it easier to use and enable activists to photocopy or refer to particular sections as the need arises. It is relevant for newcomers to campaigning as well as veterans. Many of the guiding principles are probably universally applicable.

This training manual does not over-burden participants with legal terminology, but at the same time is clearly based on internationally defined human rights standards. The 24 exercises are designed for non-formal grass-roots education emphasising, among others: women's and children's issues, and organised around specified values, e.g., respect for dignity and fair rules, links between human rights and responsibilities, building civil society, confronting prejudice, and "information for more

This new, free, 24 page publication, provides an introduction to the ILO Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention no 182, and explains its significance for Civil Society Organisations, in terms of the new opportunities it creates for them. The brochure is intended for use by broad human rights groups, trade unions, local government and professional bodies such as the police, lawyers and teachers. The brochure is informative, yet clear and easy to read. Published in English, French, Arabic and more

On Monday, July 2nd arms campaigners from Oxfam, Amnesty, Campaign Against the Arms Trade and United Nations Association visited the London offices of Mr Sayed Naqvi and challenged him over his role in flying weapons into conflict zones around the world. Accompanied by members of the press and television, we presented an open letter to Mr Naqvi seeking his assurances that he is no longer involved in gunrunning and that he will not participate in the breach of international arms embargoes.