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Trump Administration Making Clearest Attempt Yet to Redefine Who Qualifies for Asylum Amid National Turmoil

Responding to a new Trump administration regulation that radically restricts who qualifies for asylum, Charanya Krishnaswami, the advocacy director for…

June 10, 2020

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Hungary’s decision to strip trans people of the right to legal gender recognition is “step back into the dark ages”

Everyone’s gender identity should be legally recognized and everyone must be allowed to change their legal name and gender markers…

May 19, 2020

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Anniversary marks two-year detention of women human rights defenders in Saudi Arabia

Amnesty International is calling on King Salman bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia to release several notable women’s rights defenders, two…

May 14, 2020

Pride celebration by students at the Middle East Technical University (METU) campus, in Ankara, Turkey, May 2018.

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GOVERNMENT MUST TAKE STEPS IN TURKEY TO COMBAT RISING HOMOPHOBIA AND TRANSPHOBIA

Ahead of the May 17 International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOTB) Amnesty International calls on the government of…

May 13, 2020

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Judge to government: promptly and safely release kids from detention centers

Responding to a decision by Judge Dolly M. Gee of the United States District Court directing the government to make…

April 24, 2020

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Failures to guarantee safe access to abortion in Europe endangers health of women, girls amid COVID-19

European governments should urgently guarantee safe and timely access to abortion care for women and girls in the region during the…

April 8, 2020

DALLAS, March 22, 2020 . Medical workers work at a drive-through COVID-19 testing site in Dallas, Texas, the United States, March 21, 2020. The number of COVID-19 cases in the United States topped 20,000 as of 1:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Saturday ,1730 GMT, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering ,CSSE, at Johns Hopkins University. (Photo by Dan Tian/Xinhua via Getty) (Xinhua/ via Getty Images)

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COVID-19 Pandemic Doesn’t Give States The Right to Limit Abortion Access

As Texas announces plans to aggressively roll back abortion rights to halt the spread of COVID-19, Amnesty International USA released…

March 25, 2020

Amnesty International USA activists speak out against a ban and a wall against people
AIUSA Executive Director Margaret and AI Secretary General Salil Shetty delivered a letter to the Department of Homeland Security Secretary, outlining numerous personal stories of people who are affected by the Muslim ban, asking DHS to release full information about how the ban has been implemented, and demanding that DHS help roll back the ban. As a part of the protests outside, we projected “No Ban, No Wall” on the building along with photos of refugees in Lebanon and Kenya provided by Magnum Photography.

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U.S. Border Closure is Cruel, Short-sighted, and Opportunistic

Responding to the United States announcement that the country will imminently close its border with Mexico  and Canada, Charanya Krishnaswami,…

March 20, 2020

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State Department’s Human Rights Report Highlights Trump Administration’s Anti-Human Rights Policies

In response to the U.S. State Department releasing its third human rights report compiled under the Trump administration, Joanne Lin,…

March 11, 2020

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Decision Not to Decriminalize Abortion in Colombia is a Missed Opportunity

The decision by the Constitutional Court of Colombia not to take action to decriminalize abortion represents a missed opportunity for…

March 3, 2020

MIRAFLORES, LIMA, PERU - 2019/12/07: Female demonstrators covering their eyes performing in a feminist flash mob "A Rapist in Your Path" (In Spanish "Un violador en tu camino") in protest of violence against women. The song, written by Chile feminist group Las Tesis is becoming an international feminist phenomenon. (Photo by Carlos Garcia Granthon/Fotoholica Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)

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Countries cracked down on asylum and the right to protest in the Americas in 2019

As millions took to the streets to protest rampant violence, inequality, corruption and impunity, or were forced to flee their…

February 27, 2020

KOLKATA, WEST BENGAL, INDIA - 2020/01/21: Muslim women hold poster and shout slogan during a rally to protest against Citizenship Amendment Act or CAA 2019. (Photo by Ved Prakash/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)

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New Study Shows Shocking Scale of Abuse on Twitter Against Women Politicians in India

Women politicians in India face a shocking scale of abuse on Twitter, reveals data from a new study titled “Troll…

January 23, 2020