Category Archives: Discrimination

Bitter anniversary for Egyptian women

By Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui, Amnesty International’s Deputy Director for the Middle East and North Africa Programme. The streets are empty. The prisons are full. The fourth anniversary of Egypt’s “25 January Revolution” is passing largely in silence, with many of … 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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Gagging in the wake of Charlie Hebdo

By Conor Fortune, News Writer at Amnesty International “Tonight I can write the saddest lines,” goes the opening of the Pablo Neruda poem. But I have to admit, it’s very tough to type these words now. As a journalist, I’m … Continue reading

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3 people we won’t forget in 2015

Anna Neistat, Senior Director for Research at Amnesty International, on why we need to remember the people behind the headlines in the year ahead. Injustice, abuse and freedom are not abstract concepts. There are lives behind them, lost and saved, … Continue reading

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