Category Archives: Middle East And North Africa

‘My hopes evaporate and the bitter reality remains’ – Abducted in Syria

Munira al-Hamwi writes about her daughter Razan Zaitouneh, an award-winning Syrian human rights defender and writer, who was abducted along with her husband and two friends in Duma, on 9 December 2013. Duma is one of several towns in the … Continue reading

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Jabeur Mejri, Tunisia: how your words change lives

As Amnesty supporters take part in this year’s Write for Rights, we talk to Jabeur Mejri in Tunisia, who was featured in last year’s campaign. By the Amnesty International Tunisia Team “I have two of them now!” Jabeur Mejri is … Continue reading

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Tunisia promises better protection for women’s rights

By Jihane Bergaoui, Amnesty USA’s Country Specialist for Morocco and the Western Sahara Tunis feels like a city poised at the crossroads of a new identity, with uncertainty, worry, and hope felt in equal measure. The street art from what … 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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Write a letter, change a life

In this issue of WIRE you’ll meet 12 very different people and communities. What they all have in common is that there is a real opportunity, right now, to make a positive difference in their lives. This December, for the … Continue reading

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