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Georgia Shooting Yet Another Cry for U.S. Government Action to End Gun Violence, Confront Misogyny, and Denounce Anti-AAPI Hate

“This morning, an entire community and nation are waking up traumatized because of yet another hate-fueled mass shooting. We are…

March 17, 2021

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Rainbow Halo Women’s Acquittal Shows Tactics of Intimidation Against Activists in Poland

Responding to the acquittal of three women human rights activists in Poland on charges of ‘offending religious beliefs’ for distributing…

March 2, 2021

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Police Deployed Sub-Machine Guns Against Peaceful Protesters in Myanmar, Despite Denials

A young woman was shot in the head by Myanmar’s security forces during protests, Amnesty International has confirmed after investigating…

February 11, 2021

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Biden Rescinding the Global Gag Rule Welcome First Step, Congress Must Now Repeal It

Ahead of executive actions rescinding the Global Gag Rule by United States President Joe Biden, Tarah Demant, Director of the…

January 26, 2021

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Argentina’s Congress must pass historic bill to legalize abortion

Ahead of a vote in the lower chamber of the Argentine Congress on December 10, on Human Rights Day, Tarah…

December 8, 2020

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Loujain al-Hathloul - Women’s rights activist and human rights defender is one of the most outspoken women human rights defenders in Saudi Arabia. She is well-known for her campaigning against the driving ban and the campaign to end the male guardianship system. In 2014, she was detained for 73 days after she attempted to drive into Saudi Arabia from the United Arab Emirates. Loujain al-Hathloul also went on to stand for election in Saudi Arabia in November 2015 – the first time women were allowed to both vote and stand in elections in the state. However, despite finally being recognized as a candidate, her name was never added to the ballot.

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G20 leaders, don’t buy the spin: Saudi Arabia’s real changemakers are in jail

G20 leaders attending this weekend’s virtual summit hosted by Saudi Arabia must take the Saudi authorities to task for their shameless hypocrisy on women’s rights, Amnesty International said today. Women’s…

November 19, 2020

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Geneva Consensus Declaration Tramples on Every Person’s Right to Choose

Responding to the United States signing on to the Geneva Consensus Declaration, Tarah Demant, the Director of the Gender, Sexuality,…

October 22, 2020

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Reports of Forced Sterilization of Women in ICE Detention Deeply Alarming

Responding to reports that there have been hysterectomies performed on immigrant women detained in the Irwin County Detention Center (ICDC) in Georgia,…

September 16, 2020

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Human Rights Organizations Urge Court to Safeguard Children’s Rights and Family Unity

As the United States District Court for the Central District of California prepares to hear arguments on September 4 in…

August 31, 2020

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Leading NGOs call on ICE to Stop Family Separation

120 NGOs advocating for immigrant and refugee rights called today for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to free all families…

July 17, 2020

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State Department’s effort to cherry-pick rights is a dangerous stunt

Responding to a report issued today by the Commission on Unalienable Rights, Tarah Demant, the director of the Gender, Sexuality,…

July 16, 2020

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United States Supreme Court Upholds Equality, Human Rights in LGBTQ Workplace Protections Case

In reaction to the Supreme Court ruling that the 1964 Civil Rights Act barring sex discrimination in the workplace protects…

June 15, 2020