Tag Archives: 16 days of activism

Egypt: ‘Women face rape and even death when they participate in public gatherings’

Ahmed Ezz, a mechanical engineer, talks about his voluntary work with Operation Anti-Sexual Harrassment/Assault (OpAntiSH), an activist organization based in Cairo, Egypt, known for intervening in sexual assaults by mobs in Tahrir Square. When people find out that a woman … Continue reading

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If we don’t solve the problems of our past, we won’t have a future

Women who have faced violence in conflicts often face similar challenges, wherever they live in the world. Amnesty International recently helped set up a meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia, between two NGOs working on similar issues, but in very different contexts … Continue reading

Posted in Asia And The Pacific, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Disappearances, Discrimination, Europe And Central Asia, Human Rights Defenders and Activists, Indonesia, Sexual Violence, Sexual Violence, Uncategorized, Women, Women's Rights | Tagged | Leave a comment

To all the women around the world, be strong!

A rare interview with Kim Bok-dong, a 90-year-old South Korean woman who was taken from her home village and abused as a ‘comfort woman’ by the Japanese Army during World War II.  I was 14 years old when I was … Continue reading

Posted in Asia And The Pacific, Human Rights Defenders and Activists, Japan, Sexual Violence, Sexual Violence, South Korea, Torture and Ill-treatment, Trafficking of Women and Girls, UN, Uncategorized, Women, Women's Rights | Tagged , | 15 Comments