Category Archives: Sexual Violence

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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Early marriage and harassment of Syrian refugee women and girls in Jordan

By Maha Abu Shama, Syria campaigner at Amnesty International “We have no women for marriage” is Khawlah’s usual response when Jordanian or other foreign men ask about marrying her 14-year-old daughter when they come looking for a bride. Like other … 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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Cow dung is no substitute for a sanitary towel, and other key lessons from Women Deliver 2013

Sarah Pyke from Amnesty’s Demand Dignity campaign reports from Malaysia Stepping off the plane at Kuala Lumpur International Aiport on an overcast Monday evening, I was met with a wall of humidity… and taxi drivers. “Women Deliver?,” I was asked … Continue reading

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