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April 6, 2015

Women human rights defenders in Afghanistan who face mounting violence - including threats, sexual assault and assassinations- are being abandoned by their own government despite the significant ga...

March 9, 2015

Five young women activists have been detained in unknown locations in China after planning to hold events against sexual harassment to mark International Women’s Day. They have not had access to a...

February 2, 2015

Women’s rights activist Souad al-Shammari was released on 29 January after three months of detention without charge. The conditions of her release and current legal status are unclear.

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December 5, 2014

Amnesty International USA honored Sudanese journalist Amal Khalifa Habani at this year’s Ginetta Sagan Award Reception and Dinner. The award is given annually to honor courageous women around the w...

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