Category Archives: Africa

The story behind the Nigeria satellite images

By Christoph Koettl, the Emergency Response Manager at Amnesty International USA Amnesty International yesterday released satellite images that show the impact of a horrific Boko Haram attack in northeast Nigeria last week. The images, combined with several testimonies, provide shocking evidence of … Continue reading

Posted in Armed Conflict, Armed Groups, Nigeria, Terrorism, Uncategorized, War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

World AIDS Day: a healthcare hero in South Africa

As the world spotlight shines on HIV and AIDS, we celebrate Nonhlanhla, a woman living with HIV who is helping to fight stigma and save lives in her community. By Tracy Doig, Amnesty campaigner for South Africa. “We shouldn’t treat … Continue reading

Posted in Maternal Health and Reproductive Rights, Maternal Mortality and Reproductive Rights, Maternal Mortality and Reproductive Rights, South Africa, Women, Women's Rights | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Algeria, Egypt, El Salvador, Europe And Central Asia, Maternal Health and Reproductive Rights, Maternal Mortality and Reproductive Rights, Maternal Mortality and Reproductive Rights, Morocco, Sexual Violence, South Africa, Tunisia, Women, Women's Rights | Tagged , | 6 Comments