British-Iranian actress Nazanin Boniadi speaks out about why she fights for women's rights in this clip from Amnesty International USA's XX Factor event, held October 4, 2012 in Washington, DC.
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Azerbaijani prisoner of conscience Leyla Yunus’s health has deteriorated and she is in need of urgent medical assistance. The prison authorities are refusing to allow her hospital treatment.
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With among the highest rates of maternal mortality, poverty, poor education and wartime violence, the Democratic Republic of Congo ranks dead last for mothers.