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Closure of Morocco’s rape loophole is just a small step to ridding the scourge of North Africa

By Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui, Middle East and North Africa Deputy Director at Amnesty International. Amina Filali was just 16 years old when, in the depths of despair, she decided to take her own life. Several months earlier the teenager from … Continue reading

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Mexico’s invisible women

By Rupert Knox, Researcher on Mexico at Amnesty International Less than a week ago, six Spanish tourists were raped in the holiday resort city of Acapulco, State of Guerrero in southern Mexico. The attack rapidly became international news and initially … Continue reading

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Sexual attacks on women in Egypt

By Diana Eltahawy, Amnesty International’s Egypt researcher Almost every girl and woman – regardless of age, social status or choice of attire – who has walked the streets or taken public transport in Cairo, has experienced some form of verbal … Continue reading

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Indian rape debate: Why death penalty is no solution

By Ananth Guruswamy, Director of Amnesty International in India The tragic case of the 23-year old woman who was brutally attacked, raped and left for dead by six men in Delhi on 16 December 2012 has highlighted the unacceptable reality … Continue reading

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