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Created by and for youth – The Matchstick is Amnesty Canada’s bi-annual Arts & Lit magazine.

The Matchstick aims to raise awareness of human rights violations and explore the experience of young human rights defenders who meld their activism with their craft.

We aim to create a room for personal expression that both responds to the world as it exists today and envisions a more just, equitable, and free future.

As an extension of Amnesty Canada’s existing initiatives and work, we work in tandem with other Amnesty workers and volunteers to promote Amnesty’s core issues and initiatives.

We offer you The Matchstick as an expression of youth human rights advocacy and a creative archive of global solidarity.