Category Archives: Europe And Central Asia

Eastern Ukraine: Facing growing hardship, sliding towards a disaster

By Krasimir Yankov of Amnesty International’s Ukraine Team It’s not easy getting to Luhansk nowadays. One must either cross an active frontline and risk getting shot at, if coming from the north, or take an eight-hour detour from the south … 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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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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