Category Archives: Sexual Violence

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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Biting the bullet – why the Arms Trade Treaty must regulate ammunition

By Conor Fortune, News Writer at Amnesty International “When she came out she was covered in blood. There are two bullets still in her head.” No mother should ever have to utter such a chilling line about her child. But … Continue reading

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Why there is no peace time for women

Widney Brown is senior director for international law and policy at Amnesty International. She will attend the diplomatic conference on the arms trade treaty taking place in New York this month. That women and girls are singled out during armed … Continue reading

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