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Abandoned by the State in Host Countries, Venezuelan Women Face Increasing Gender-Based Violence

The Colombian and Peruvian states are largely absent when it comes to guaranteeing, protecting and respecting the right to a…

July 12, 2022

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Amnesty International USA Statement on President Biden’s Executive Order to Protect Access to Reproductive Health Services 

Today, President Biden signed an executive order that makes strides to safeguard access to abortion and protect patient privacy, among…

July 8, 2022

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New Survey Shows Twitter Failing to Prevent Harassment of Reproductive Rights Activists

Twitter is failing to protect reproductive rights activists from online violence and abuse, according to a new survey from Amnesty…

July 7, 2022

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Amnesty International USA Statement on Social Media Companies’ Obligations to Protect User Privacy Following Supreme Court Repeal of Abortion Rights

Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, ending the constitutional right to an abortion in the U.S.…

July 5, 2022

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Amnesty International USA Statement in Response to Attacks on Abortion Rights Protesters

Last week, we watched with horror as abortion rights protesters in Cedar Rapids, Iowa were struck by a vehicle seemingly…

June 29, 2022

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Amnesty International USA Statement on Supreme Court Decision to Overturn Roe v. Wade

In response to today’s Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, Tarah Demant, Interim National Director for Programs, Advocacy…

June 24, 2022

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US Continuing to Fail Indigenous Women As Rates of Sexual Violence in Tribal Communities Remain at Epidemic Proportions

The U.S. government is continuing to fail its obligations to uphold the human rights of Indigenous women, as rates of…

May 17, 2022

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Amnesty International USA Statement in Response to US Senate Vote on Women’s Health Protection Act

Responding to the U.S. Senate’s failure to pass the Women’s Health Protection Act during today’s vote, Tarah Demant, Interim National…

May 11, 2022

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Sentence in El Salvador for Obstetric Emergency is a Travesty of Justice

In response to a court ruling in El Salvador that sentenced a woman to 30 years in prison for aggravated…

May 11, 2022

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Amnesty International USA Statement in Response to Scheduled US Senate Vote on Women’s Health Protection Act 

Responding to news that the U.S. Senate will vote on the Women’s Health Protection Act on Wednesday, May 11, Tarah…

May 5, 2022

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If Confirmed, US Supreme Court Decision Could Endanger Abortion Rights Around the World

In response to reports that the Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights in the United States, Agnès Callamard,…

May 3, 2022

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Supreme Court Leaked Opinion to Overturn Abortion Rights Is an Egregious Violation of Human Rights

Responding to the draft ruling leaked to Politico that shows that the Supreme Court has voted to overturn abortion rights,…

May 3, 2022