Author Archives: Shiromi Pinto

Defying El Salvador’s total ban on abortion

**Yesterday, the Salvadoran authorities finally granted a pardon to Guadalupe, a young woman serving a 30-year jail sentence after suffering a miscarriage.** One of her chief advocates has been Morena Herrera. Here, the ex-freedom fighter, staunch feminist and sexual and reproductive … Continue reading

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Young and living with HIV in the Philippines

Today, on World AIDS Day, Marvin Ted Membreve from Amnesty Philippines shares his journey to accepting a life with HIV I was first diagnosed with HIV last August 2013 and have been undergoing treatment for almost nine months.  I had sex … Continue reading

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Tunisia promises better protection for women’s rights

By Jihane Bergaoui, Amnesty USA’s Country Specialist for Morocco and the Western Sahara Tunis feels like a city poised at the crossroads of a new identity, with uncertainty, worry, and hope felt in equal measure. The street art from what … Continue reading

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Celebrating women’s rights heroes

On 25 November 1960, three women known as the Mirabal sisters were assassinated by state agents in the Dominican Republic because they dared to challenge the ruling dictator. These women’s rights heroes – women who became symbols of popular and … Continue reading

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‘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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