Category Archives: Women

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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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

Posted in Algeria, Egypt, El Salvador, Europe And Central Asia, Maternal Health and Reproductive Rights, Maternal Mortality and Reproductive Rights, Maternal Mortality and Reproductive Rights, Morocco, Sexual Violence, South Africa, Tunisia, Women, Women's Rights | Tagged , | 6 Comments

Blog Action Day – three of our favourites

Here are a few of our highlights from this year’s mammoth global day of blogging on the theme of ‘inequality’. Thanks so much to everyone who sent us their musings, poems and infographics for this year’s Blog Action Day. We … 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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