Category Archives: Domestic Violence

Beloved ashes – remembering a tireless human rights defender

A small homage to a human rights defender, a close colleague, a tireless example of dignity, someone who never gave up. In memory of Giulia Tamayo; may she rest in peace. By Ángel Gonzalo, press officer at Amnesty International Spain. … Continue reading

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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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‘Don’t condemn women to live in violence’

By Esther Major, Amnesty International researcher on Central America “This is the last day of your life”, said Reina María’s ex-partner as he walked into her house in February this year, holding a machete in his hand. After he attacked … Continue reading

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‘Let no one be forgotten’ – Malala’s speech

By Malala Yousafzai, Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience 2013 This speech was originally delivered at the Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience Award ceremony in Dublin, Ireland on 17 September 2013. Dear respected brothers and sisters, Secretary General Salil Shetty, Lord … Continue reading

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Egypt: Time to address violence against women in all its forms

By Diana Eltahawy, Amnesty International’s Egypt researcher Violence against women in Egypt gained national and international attention following a series of well-publicized sexual assaults on women in the vicinity of Tahrir Square earlier this year during protests commemorating the second … Continue reading

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