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Author Archives: Shiromi Pinto
You have the right to live free from rape and sexual violence. #MyBodyMyRights pic.twitter.com/Q2NsHJaItr — AmnestyInternational (@AmnestyOnline) March 6, 2014 By Edward Herbert, Amnesty International’s Social Media Co-ordinator In a perfect world we would all make our own decisions about … Continue reading
On Human Rights Day, we bring you the story of Colin Haskin, an Amnesty activist in South Africa, who tells us how Nelson Mandela inspired his own activism. I was born in 1957 to a white Irish father and a … Continue reading
By Amnesty’s Clare Fermont based in Johannesburg, South Africa Even though I’d been expecting news of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela’s death, it still shocked me when the radio in my Johannesburg flat solemnly announced the news late last night. Mandela … Continue reading
“Does anyone specifically have a question that’s not on Sri Lanka or human rights?” This was how an exasperated Commonwealth spokesperson unwittingly summed up the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) at a press conference in Sri Lanka last weekend.