On August 7th Amnesty International held ceasefire vigils around the world to show solidarity with victims and survivors on both sides of the conflict between Israel and Hizbullah. Over 50 vigils were held in the U.S. alone! See the photos »
Get updates on Amnesty's work to protect human rights in the Americas.
A 16-year-old Palestinian boy, Abed al-Rahman Awad Kmail, was arrested by Israeli forces on 4 February while he was sleeping. He was placed under a four month administrative detention order and spent his 17th birthday in prison.
Amnesty International is concerned about the fairness of proceedings leading to the trial and conviction of Leonard Peltier, an Ashinabe-Lakota Native American who was convicted of murdering two FBI agents.
It's your body, know your rights! Check out our global campaign to help ensure that everyone has access to their sexual and reproductive rights and to stop criminalization of sexuality and reproduction by governments.