Category Archives: Maternal Health and Reproductive Rights

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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Celebrating women’s rights heroes

On 25 November 1960, three women known as the Mirabal sisters were assassinated by state agents in the Dominican Republic because they dared to challenge the ruling dictator. These women’s rights heroes – women who became symbols of popular and … Continue reading

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‘I am the present, trying to make a change for the future’

Yoshi Garcia is a Salvadoran activist and self-styled “DJ with a conscience”. Aged 24, her interest in gender equality issues started when she was around 14. Since then, she has joined numerous campaigning organizations, including Agrupaçion (the Citizen’s Group for … Continue reading

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What does it mean to be unequal?

As part of this year’s Blog Action Day, we take a look at how inequality drives the abuses that Amnesty works against every day.  Inequality. It’s a reality we all come to know and understand at some point in our lives. … Continue reading

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United together with women and girls in El Salvador

  International activists gathered on 25 September in a show of solidarity as Amnesty launched its new report on the terrifying impact of El Salvador’s total abortion ban. “There’s a saying in El Salvador,” said Vicky Knox, Co-Director of the … Continue reading

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