Category Archives: Women’s Rights

The ‘secret’ doctor on a mission to help Afghanistan’s women

By Horia Mosadiq, Afghanistan researcher at Amnesty International. “Nearly every woman in Afghanistan has a painful story to tell,” says Dr Lima, an Afghan woman who decided to take action after witnessing harrowing cases of rape and violence against women … Continue reading

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A world free from torture: Imagine that.

We have that world clearly in our sights. Amnesty has campaigned to stop torture for over 50 years, and we are not giving up. Because torture is never, ever justified. It is barbaric and inhumane. As our timeline on pages … 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

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Egypt: ‘Women face rape and even death when they participate in public gatherings’

Ahmed Ezz, a mechanical engineer, talks about his voluntary work with Operation Anti-Sexual Harrassment/Assault (OpAntiSH), an activist organization based in Cairo, Egypt, known for intervening in sexual assaults by mobs in Tahrir Square. When people find out that a woman … Continue reading

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‘Society’ is no longer an excuse for Saudi Arabia’s ban on women driving

Eman Al Nafjan (@Saudiwoman) is a female blogger from Saudi Arabia who has been campaigning against the driving ban. She was arrested by police earlier this month as she filmed a female driver breaking the ban.   If there was … Continue reading

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