Category Archives: Sexual 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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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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‘If an African dies here, no one cares’ – abuses of migrants and refugees in detention in Libya

By Amnesty International researchers Winter had arrived in Libya and at one of the country’s largest immigration detention centres, its crippling effects were clear. Migrants and refugees held at the centre near Gharyan, some 80km south of Tripoli were in … Continue reading

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Trapped in an endless cycle of violence – the plight of Darfuri women and girls

By Manar Idriss, Sudan researcher at Amnesty International After spending more than a week this November in eastern Chad, interviewing Darfuri refugees in two different refugee camps, I found myself reflecting on how the latest round of violence in Darfur … 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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