Tag Archives: Sexual violence against women

“We know we shouldn’t carry heavy loads but for us it’s compulsory”

In the second instalment from our team, recently returned from Nepal, Kathryn Ramsay from Amnesty’s Gender Programme recalls a meeting with Dalit women in Mugu district. Hira Devi B.K. is 16 years old and studying in class 6 at school. … 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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Falling wombs – a maternal health crisis in Nepal

By Sanhita Ambast, Amnesty Campaigner The summer in Nepal’s Kailali district is scorching. The pre-monsoon lands are dry, cracked and dusty, and temperatures soar above 45°C. Schools even change their hours, running from 6-10am  to avoid the worst of the … Continue reading

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Tortured for witchcraft in Papua New Guinea

  With sorcery-related killings in Papua New Guinea making news around the world, photographer and recent Amnesty International Media Awards nominee Vlad Sokhin finds the heroes behind the headlines. I came to Papua New Guinea (PNG) for the first time … Continue reading

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Côte d’Ivoire: Even nature can’t disguise the past

By Alex Neve, Secretary General, Amnesty International Canada in Duékoué, Côte d’Ivoire “Nature is growing back, making it look like nothing ever happened here.” Those were the sad words of a tenacious local human rights defender as we drove past … Continue reading

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