Category Archives: Trafficking of Women and Girls

Amnesty International stands by claims about Chibok raid

By Salil Shetty, Amnesty International’s Secretary General On Friday night, Nigerian information minister Labaran Maku went on the radio to denounce evidence obtained by Amnesty International which, we had said, showed the Nigerian security forces received advance warning of the … Continue reading

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Nigeria’s serious test of stability

By Salil Shetty, Amnesty International’s Secretary General As Nigeria takes centre stage hosting the World Economic Forum on Africa, events in recent weeks have tarnished its image as a country that has come of age. In April, as Africa’s most … 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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Halting exploitation of Indonesian domestic workers in Hong Kong

By Mabel Au, Director of Amnesty International Hong Kong. Troubling as tales of abuse of migrant domestic workers are, it is rare for them to hit the headlines. And when they do – like the horrific abuse of Kartika, who … 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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