Category Archives: Asia And The Pacific

Time for world to work together over North Korea atrocities

By Salil Shetty, Secretary General of Amnesty International.  The resounding victory for Kim Jong-un in North Korea’s parliamentary elections this past week reflects the  “absolute support” of people in the country, according to state media. However, it’s doubtful such support … Continue reading

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Two ways we can change the world

Real opportunities to change the world don’t come around very often. Then suddenly, two come along at once. In April, government officials will meet to discuss our private lives. Their distant decisions could translate into harsh realities – see our … Continue reading

Posted in Argentina, Bulgaria, Central African Republic, Death Penalty, Demand Dignity, India, LGBT Rights, Maternal Mortality and Reproductive Rights, Maternal Mortality and Reproductive Rights, Mongolia, Nepal, Refugees, Russian Federation, Syria, Unfair Trials, Women, Women's Rights | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

New year, new conversations

Even the most intimate areas of our lives touch on our human rights. In WIRE, read the compelling stories of women, men and children who have experienced this personally. Discussing sexual and reproductive rights can be difficult: we hope you … Continue reading

Posted in Burkina Faso, El Salvador, Human Rights Defenders and Activists, Individuals at Risk, Iran, Ireland, Mexico, Morocco, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Russian Federation, Thailand, Turkmenistan, UAE, USA, Uzbekistan, Viet Nam, Women | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Armed with pens, keyboards and a passion for human rights

A New Year’s message to activists from Salil Shetty, Amnesty International’s Secretary General. As a new year begins, I’d like to celebrate some of the things we achieved together in 2013. We are still counting the tweets, good old-fashioned letters, … Continue reading

Posted in Arms Trade, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Control Arms, Human Rights Defenders and Activists, Individuals at Risk, International Justice, Syria | 7 Comments