Amnesty Canada's Arts & Human Rights Magazine
Created by and for youth — The Matchstick is Amnesty Canada’s Arts & Human Rights magazine, dedicated to sharing the perspective of young activists who use art as a tool to resist injustice in all its forms.
Volume 003 features visual arts , poetry and prose that challenges colonial agendas and the violent, intergenerational suffering they inflict. The artists showcased in this collection address the complexities of confronting communal traumas from within the imperial core and the possibility of finding power and dignity in the process.
As history testifies, it is the artists and the dreamers who show us that another world is possible and worth fighting for. We offer you The Matchstick as an expression of youth human rights advocacy and a creative archive of global solidarity that responds to the world as it exists today and envisions a more just, equitable, and free future.