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Artist Detained in Russia Amid Clampdown on Anti-War Feminists 

The Vasileostrovsky District Court in Saint Petersburg today placed Aleksandra Skochilenko, an activist who replaced price tags in supermarkets with anti-war slogans, into…

April 13, 2022

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Federal Appeals Court in Denver Rules Transgender Woman from Honduras Should Have Been Granted Asylum Based on “Extensive Evidence” of Violence Against Transgender Individuals

A federal appeals court ruled yesterday that Kelly Gonzalez Aguilar, a transgender woman, should have been granted asylum based on…

March 30, 2022

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Taliban’s Backtrack on School Re-Opening for Girls Irreversibly Impacts Their Future

Schoolgirls in Afghanistan told Amnesty International that the Taliban’s backtrack on reopening schools for girls has left them “shattered” and…

March 28, 2022

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Reauthorization of Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Crucial to Protecting Native Women and Ensuring Justice for Survivors

Amnesty International welcomes the final passage of the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), particularly historic provisions that…

March 16, 2022

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International Women’s Day: Dramatic deterioration in respect for women’s rights and gender equality must be decisively reversed

Catastrophic attacks on human rights and gender equality over the past twelve months have lowered protection for and upped threats…

March 7, 2022

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Tigrayan Forces Murder, Rape and Pillage in Attacks on Civilians in Amhara Towns in Ethiopia

Fighters affiliated with the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) deliberately killed dozens of people, gang-raped dozens of women and girls…

February 15, 2022

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AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL USA CALLS FOR QUICK PASSAGE OF THE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT

In response to the news that today a bipartisan group of Senators introduced the Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization Act…

February 10, 2022

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Survivors Describe Killings, Mass Displacement and Terror Amid Fighting in Western Equatoria, South Sudan

Dozens of civilians in South Sudan were killed and tens of thousands displaced amid fighting between armed groups in Western…

December 8, 2021

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New Report Finds Twitter Continues to Fall Short on Protecting Women Online

Twitter is still not doing enough to protect women and non-binary users from online violence and abuse, new analysis from…

December 7, 2021

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Survivors of Gender-Based Violence Abandoned Following Taliban Takeover

Essential services for women and girl survivors of gender-based violence in Afghanistan have been decimated following the Taliban’s takeover of…

December 5, 2021

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Senate Must Take Action to Protect Human Rights

This morning, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization (JWHO), a challenge to…

December 1, 2021

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Survivors of TPLF Attack in Amhara, Ethiopia Describe Gang Rape, Looting and Physical Assaults

Sixteen women from the town of Nifas Mewcha in Ethiopia’s Amhara region told Amnesty International they were raped by fighters…

November 9, 2021