Category Archives: Maternal Mortality and Reproductive Rights

Youth voices rising at international meeting in New York

Half the world’s population is under the age of 25. At 1.8 billion, this is the largest youth population in history, and here at the UN Commission on Population and Development, says Amnesty’s Sarah Atkinson, youth from around the world … Continue reading

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Upload your art for #MyBodyMyRights

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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My Body My Rights: Tokyo-based artist joins campaign

The images are striking. A woman holds the key to her own body; another woman’s wrist disappears, gives way to a blister pack of contraceptive pills; a pile of books are embedded in a man’s back. These are some of … Continue reading

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Two ways we can change the world

Real opportunities to change the world don’t come around very often. Then suddenly, two come along at once. In April, government officials will meet to discuss our private lives. Their distant decisions could translate into harsh realities – see our … Continue reading

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“We know we shouldn’t carry heavy loads but for us it’s compulsory”

In the second instalment from our team, recently returned from Nepal, Kathryn Ramsay from Amnesty’s Gender Programme recalls a meeting with Dalit women in Mugu district. Hira Devi B.K. is 16 years old and studying in class 6 at school. … Continue reading

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