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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25-year-old Iranian-British national, Ghoncheh Ghavami, was arrested on June 30 for peacefully protesting against Iran’s ban on women being present in sport stadiums. She is a prisoner of conscience.
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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.