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 »
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Tell Israel: Don't Blockade Students
The Israeli blockade prevents thousands of Palestinian students in the Gaza Strip from pursuing higher education in the nearby West Bank – part of the Occupied Palestinian Territories.
The participation of Afghan women in shaping their country’s future and engaging as equal partners will help improve and secure their political status, security, economic and social well-being, and uphold their human rights.