Hundreds of Activists Urge Congress to Act on Human Rights

Next Monday, hundreds of Amnesty members and supporters will meet with members of Congress to speak out for refugees, humanitarian aid, and the importance of fighting for human rights around the world. Over 300 people from 40 states across the country are set to participate in delegations for Amnesty’s first national lobby day in over a decade.

State Department Must Not Neglect Women’s Rights

According to reports, the human rights bureau at the Department of State has received a directive to remove passages on women’s reproductive rights and discrimination from its annual report on global human rights. Tarah Demant, director of gender, sexuality, and identity at Amnesty International USA, issued the following statement:

Syria: Relentless bombing of civilians in Eastern Ghouta amounts to war crimes

Responding to the news of the escalating bombing campaign by the Syrian government and its ally Russia in Eastern Ghouta in Damascus Countryside which has left scores dead and hundreds injured in the past month, Amnesty International’s Diana Semaan, Syria researcher, said:

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