Author Archives: Shiromi Pinto

‘I am the present, trying to make a change for the future’

Yoshi Garcia is a Salvadoran activist and self-styled “DJ with a conscience”. Aged 24, her interest in gender equality issues started when she was around 14. Since then, she has joined numerous campaigning organizations, including Agrupaçion (the Citizen’s Group for … Continue reading

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What does it mean to be unequal?

As part of this year’s Blog Action Day, we take a look at how inequality drives the abuses that Amnesty works against every day.  Inequality. It’s a reality we all come to know and understand at some point in our lives. … Continue reading

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United together with women and girls in El Salvador

  International activists gathered on 25 September in a show of solidarity as Amnesty launched its new report on the terrifying impact of El Salvador’s total abortion ban. “There’s a saying in El Salvador,” said Vicky Knox, Co-Director of the … Continue reading

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Real vs. Fake: How to authenticate YouTube videos for human rights work

Christoph Koettl from Amnesty USA’s Crisis Prevention and Response Unit reports on a new tool he’s launching to help human rights workers sift video fact from fiction. During crises or disasters, YouTube is widely used to share footage—including a host … Continue reading

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Seizing the momentum

  Hakamada Iwao spent 46 years on death row before his release in March. For Wakabayashi Hideki, Director of Amnesty International Japan, it was an incredible moment, but the fight isn’t over yet. Wakabayashi Hideki remembers the exact moment when … Continue reading

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