Author Archives: Shiromi Pinto

Youth voices rising at international meeting in New York

Half the world’s population is under the age of 25. At 1.8 billion, this is the largest youth population in history, and here at the UN Commission on Population and Development, says Amnesty’s Sarah Atkinson, youth from around the world … Continue reading

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Student protest shows the future of social activism in Taiwan

By Ya-Chi Yang, campaign coordinator at Amnesty International Taiwan Today, students in Taiwan ended a historic, 24-day occupation of Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan, or parliament.

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“I want them to show compassion for my dad”

Solomon Ebhogadhe speaks to Amnesty about his hope that his father will be freed from death row and prison one day. On 16 June 2013, ThankGod Ebhos was dragged to the gallows in Benin Prison, Nigeria. He was forced to … Continue reading

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Challenging stigma, creating change

As part of Amnesty’s My Body My Rights campaign, we are working with the Nepali women’s rights movement to call on the government to recognize that uterine prolapse is both the result of gender discrimination and a failure to uphold … Continue reading

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An inspiring activist – remembering China’s Cao Shunli

By Amnesty International’s China Country Campaigner* In late August 2013, I spoke to Cao Shunli on the phone. I never imagined it would be the last time we’d talk. We had made plans to meet a few weeks later in … Continue reading

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