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Victory
February 28, 2013

We Did It! A Victory for VAWA

Great news! Congress passes a real Violence Against Women Act that will help protect ALL women from violence.

Recent Victories

May 29, 2015

On 28 May 2015, Emmanuel Uduaghan, the governor of Delta State, granted a full pardon to Moses Akatugba, who was imprisoned in Nigeria at 16 years old, tortured, and later sentenced to death on suspicion of a crime he says he didn’t commit.

April 22, 2015

Foudama Ousmane, a detainee who was at risk of blindness, was examined by a doctor on the morning of 20 April and prescribed medication for his eyes. This was as a direct result of the mobilization of Amnesty International’s members around the world who called and sent emails to authorities in Cameroon, after an Urgent Action was issued on 16 April.

April 17, 2015

Sandara Farouq Kadouda was released on 15 April. She had been abducted on 12 April by a group of men in civilian clothes, believed to belong to the National Intelligence Security Service (NISS).

April 15, 2015

Celia Ismalej and her 18-month-old son have been released from detention after being granted asylum protection in the USA.