Candidates Need to Spell Out Concrete Plans to Ensure and Advance Women's Rights

Press Release
October 22, 2012

Candidates Need to Spell Out Concrete Plans to Ensure and Advance Women's Rights

Contact: Sharon Singh, ssingh@aiusa.org, 202-675-8579, @spksingh

Suzanne Nossel, Amnesty International USA executive director, responds to women's rights mention in tonight's presidential debate:

"Women's rights made the binder at tonight's debate but so far the candidates have flipped right by those pages. Women's rights are not buzz words but at the core of ensuring a stable future for the people of Afghanistan, the Middle East and every region of the world. Both candidates need to spell out concrete plans to ensure and advance women's rights."

Amnesty International is a Nobel Peace Prize-winning grassroots activist organization with more than 3 million supporters, activists and volunteers in more than 150 countries campaigning for human rights worldwide. The organization investigates and exposes abuses, educates and mobilizes the public, and works to protect people wherever justice, freedom, truth and dignity are denied.