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August 1, 2011 • Post

What Is Girls' Education Without Human Rights?

A new report suggests that measuring success by enrollment only - and not human rights outcomes - ignores the real objective of helping girls succeed.

February 19, 2010 • Post

Girls' Education Under Attack in Northwestern Pakistan

Last week, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) released their “Education under Attack” report, in which they have experts discuss the incidence of politically and ideologically motivated …

July 26, 2022 • Report

Taliban’s ‘Suffocating Crackdown’ Destroying Lives of Women and Girls in Afghanistan – New Report

The lives of women and girls in Afghanistan are being devastated by the Taliban’s crackdown on their human rights, Amnesty International said in a new report published today.

March 28, 2022 • Press Release

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 “traumatized.”

October 14, 2021 • Press Release

Taliban Must Allow Girls in Afghanistan to Return to School Immediately – New Testimony

Girls in Afghanistan must be allowed to return to secondary school and continue their education, Amnesty International said today as it published new testimonies from pupils and teachers documenting Taliban threats and violence.

April 8, 2020 • Press Release

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 COVID-19 pandemic, 100 nongovernmental organizations said today. Many women and …

September 5, 2018 • Press Release

Guatemala: Discriminatory law puts at risk the lives and rights of thousands of women, girls and LGBTI people

Guatemala’s Congress must reject proposed law 5272, also known as the “Law for the Protection of Life and Family,” because it would violate the rights of thousands of women, girls …

January 6, 2017 • Press Release

Nigeria: 1000 days since Chibok girls abduction, government must redouble efforts to secure freedom of all abductees

One thousand days after the chilling abduction of 276 school girls in Chibok, the Nigerian government must redouble its efforts to ensure the release of the girls, and all other …

December 2, 2016 • Post

Education is a Human Right – That is, Unless you are Pregnant in Sierra Leone.

housands of pregnant girls are being excluded from school because of a rule issued by Sierra Leone’s government. In April of 2015, the Minister of Education, Science and Technology issued a statement banning all pregnant girls from school settings.

November 7, 2016 • Press Release

Sierra Leone: Continued pregnancy ban in schools and failure to protect rights is threatening teenage girls’ futures

Sierra Leone must lift a deeply discriminatory ban on visibly pregnant girls attending school and taking exams, which continues to entrench gender inequality in the country and puts thousands of teenage girls’ futures at risk, Amnesty International said today, a year on from its report on the issue.