Category Archives: Americas

Write for Rights 2014: your words changed lives

Amnesty supporters in over 100 countries wrote more than three million messages, emails, tweets, posts, letters and so much more as part of Write for Rights 2014, our global letter writing marathon. Your words fought for people and communities across … Continue reading

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New year, new WIRE!

Thanks to your feedback, the magazine’s got a brand new look and a wider mix of articles – from our new campaign for Syrian refugees and where Amnesty gets it money from, to facts and figures about the conflicts in … Continue reading

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A moment of euphoria in a long battle for women’s rights in El Salvador

By Colm O’Gorman, Executive Director of Amnesty International Ireland This morning I woke up to the news that “Guadalupe”, a young woman unjustly imprisoned in El Salvador after having a miscarriage, had been pardoned. It was an ecstatic moment, and … Continue reading

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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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Nous sommes Raif

Béatrice Vaugrante, Director General of Amnistie Internationale Canada francophone, gives a snapshot of some of the widespread global campaigning for Raif Badawi. Raif has been sentenced to ten years and 1,000 lashes after starting a website for public debate in … Continue reading

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