Category Archives: Sexual Violence

What is #MyBodyMyRights all about?

You have the right to live free from rape and sexual violence. #MyBodyMyRights pic.twitter.com/Q2NsHJaItr — AmnestyInternational (@AmnestyOnline) March 6, 2014 By Edward Herbert, Amnesty International’s Social Media Co-ordinator In a perfect world we would all make our own decisions about … 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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If we don’t solve the problems of our past, we won’t have a future

Women who have faced violence in conflicts often face similar challenges, wherever they live in the world. Amnesty International recently helped set up a meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia, between two NGOs working on similar issues, but in very different contexts … Continue reading

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To all the women around the world, be strong!

A rare interview with Kim Bok-dong, a 90-year-old South Korean woman who was taken from her home village and abused as a ‘comfort woman’ by the Japanese Army during World War II.  I was 14 years old when I was … Continue reading

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We won’t be silent

Members of Grupo de Autoayuda de Mujeres Víctimas de Violencias, Colombia (Self-help group for women victims of violence, Colombia) describe how their courage in speaking about sexual violence has made them stronger. Our self-help group began with listening to women … Continue reading

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