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California Write for Rights

All West Coasters, join the California Write for Rights event as we create community online and write letters, emails and tweets to help those with no voice around the world.…

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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 empowerment features prominently on Saudi Arabia’s G20 Agenda, despite the fact the activists who spearheaded campaigns for women’s rights are languishing in jail or…

November 19, 2020
Photo of Loujain al-Hathloul
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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Image of Jamal Khashoggi Projected on the Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Washington, D.C. and other locations on Second Anniversary of his Assassination

Today, Freedom First, in partnership with Amnesty International USA, covertly projected giant images of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi on the facade of the Embassy of Saudi Arabia and other…

October 2, 2020
October 1-2 Photograph by David Butow/for MOM Projection project in Washington, D.C. by Travis Threlkel on the anniversary of the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Unlimited usage rights in perpetuity granted for Threlkel, MOM, its associates and sponsors on this project.