We Did It! A Victory for VAWA
Celia Ismalej and her 18-month-old son have been released from detention after being granted asylum protection in the USA.
Five women rights activists detained after planning events to mark International Women’s Day were released on bail on 13 April. This follows a huge outcry about their detention both in China and internationally, which it is believed played a major role in their release.
This is an amazing victory that will help end violence against women in the United States – ALL women, not just some.
The head of Egypt’s military intelligence has promised Amnesty International that the army will no longer carry out forced ‘virginity tests’ after defending their use, during a meeting with the organization in Cairo.