Amnesty International USA welcomed Congressional renewal of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), an extension that will provide approximately $3.9 billion over the next five years to help combat domestic violence in this country. Read more. »
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Enough! Stop Violence Against Migrants in Mexico
Every year, thousands of men, women and children pass through Mexico without legal permit; they are 'irregular' migrants. During their travel through Mexico, these people face great risk of abuse such as extortion, beatings, killings and sexual violence. Approximately 22,000 migrants may be victims of kidnapping every year in Mexico. However, up to now there are no official figures about these abuses and attacks against migrants crossing Mexico.
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.