Category Archives: Asia And The Pacific

Student protest shows the future of social activism in Taiwan

By Ya-Chi Yang, campaign coordinator at Amnesty International Taiwan Today, students in Taiwan ended a historic, 24-day occupation of Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan, or parliament.

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Election fever grips Afghanistan

By Horia Mosadiq, Amnesty International’s Afghanistan Researcher, @Hmosadiq I came back from Afghanistan this Tuesday from a three-week research trip that showed me both the best and worst of the country. In the early hours of 20 March, I found … Continue reading

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Challenging stigma, creating change

As part of Amnesty’s My Body My Rights campaign, we are working with the Nepali women’s rights movement to call on the government to recognize that uterine prolapse is both the result of gender discrimination and a failure to uphold … Continue reading

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The Taliban ring in another Afghan New Year with renewed attacks on civilians

By Horia Mosadiq, Amnesty International’s Researcher on Afghanistan, in Kabul As soon as I told my family I was planning to return to Afghanistan at this time of year, they started to worry. Every year around now – Nowruz, when … Continue reading

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An inspiring activist – remembering China’s Cao Shunli

By Amnesty International’s China Country Campaigner* In late August 2013, I spoke to Cao Shunli on the phone. I never imagined it would be the last time we’d talk. We had made plans to meet a few weeks later in … Continue reading

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