Category Archives: Discrimination

7 things you probably didn’t know about migrants

Is a migrant the same as an immigrant? Are migrants good or bad for the economy, and can you name some famous ones? Find out today, on International Migrants Day. 1. What’s the difference between an immigrant and a migrant? … Continue reading

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7 Things You Need To Know About Transgender Rights (And Changing Your Legal Gender)

1. Who is a transgender person? A transgender person’s sense of gender differs from the sex they were given at birth. They experience and express their gender identity in a variety of ways. Some transgender people see themselves as fully … Continue reading

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“I should be seen as the person I am on the inside”: John Jeanette’s story

By Veronica Scognamiglio, Campaign Coordinator of Amnesty’s Fight Discrimination in Europe campaign. John Jeanette is a transgender woman in Norway who wants to change her legal gender from ‘male’ to ‘female’. But the government says she can’t – unless she … Continue reading

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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

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