Category Archives: Women’s Rights

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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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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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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