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Iran: Draconian Campaign to Enforce Compulsory Veiling Laws Through Surveillance and Mass Car Confiscations

Iranian authorities are waging a large-scale campaign to enforce repressive compulsory veiling laws through widespread surveillance of women and girls…

March 6, 2024

(Amnesty International France)

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France: Enshrining Abortion in the Constitution “a Bulwark Against Anti-Rights Movements” 

The United States should take notice: Protecting the human right to abortion can, and must be done.

March 4, 2024


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Hong Kong: Transgender Activist Must Not Be Deported to Mainland China  

Time is of the essence to prevent Lai Ke from being unlawfully deported to mainland China, where she would be…

March 1, 2024

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Ghana: President Nana Akufo-Addo Must Not Sign Deeply Discriminatory Anti-LGBT Law

The bill is one of the most draconian in Africa and seeks to further criminalize LGBT people as well as…

February 29, 2024

(Amnesty International)

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France: Senate Vote on Recognizing Abortion in the Constitution Will Be “Decisive Step”

This is an historic opportunity for France to stand up for women, girls and people who may be pregnant, and…

February 28, 2024


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Greece: Same-sex Marriage Recognition, Key Milestone in Fight Against Homophobia and Transphobia

Greek authorities must not only take steps to ensure the swift and effective implementation of the new legislation but should also introduce…

February 15, 2024

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Amnesty International USA Response to Texas Supreme Court Decision on Abortion

Amnesty International responds to the news that the Texas Supreme Court has ruled against a Texan woman seeking an abortion.

December 12, 2023

Women take part during the International Safe Abortion Day in Bogotá, Colombia, 28 September 2023
(Chepa Beltran/Long Visual Press/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

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Global: Human rights defenders and health workers who face widespread abuse and criminalization for defending the right to abortion must be better protected

People who defend the right to abortion and provide essential services are being stigmatized, intimidated, attacked, said Amnesty International in…

November 27, 2023

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - 2023/03/18: Protesters hold Woman Life Freedom placards in support of freedom in Iran during the demonstration near BBC headquarters. Thousands of people marched through Central London in support of refugees and in protest against racism and the UK Government's Illegal Migration Bill. (Photo by Vuk Valcic/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

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Iran: One Year After Uprising, International Community Must Combat Impunity for Brutal Crackdown

The international community must pursue pathways for justice at the international level to address systemic impunity for Iranian officials responsible…

September 13, 2023

Smoke plumes billow from a fire at a lumber warehouse in southern Khartoum amidst ongoing fighting on June 7, 2023.
(AFP via Getty Images)

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Death Came to Our Home: War Crimes and Civilian Suffering in Sudan

Amnesty International calls on regional and international powers to respond to the scale of the Sudan conflict.

August 3, 2023

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One Year After the Reversal of Roe v. Wade, the U.S. Faces Compounding Human Rights Crises

Abortion is a human right and basic healthcare, and activists across the country and around the world are more determined…

June 23, 2023

TOPSHOT - Afghan refugee girls watch a soccer match near where they are staying in the Village at the Ft. McCoy US Army base on September 30, 2021 in Ft. McCoy, Wisconsin. - There are approximately 12,600 Afghan refugees being cared for at the base under Operation Allies Welcome. The Department of Defense, through US Northern Command and US Army North, and in support of the Department of Homeland Security, is providing transportation, temporary housing, medical screening and general support for at least 50,000 Afghan evacuees at suitable facilities in permanent or temporary structures while the Afghans complete the processing necessary to resettle in the United States. (Photo by Barbara Davidson / POOL / AFP) (Photo by BARBARA DAVIDSON/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

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Afghanistan: Taliban’s Treatment of Women and Girls Should Be Investigated as the Crime Against Humanity of Gender Persecution – New Report

The Taliban’s severe restrictions and unlawful crackdown on women and girls’ rights should be investigated as possible crimes under international…

May 25, 2023