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Comment to USAID regarding Draft Gender Policy

As a human rights organization committed to the advancement of rights for all people, and with the knowledge that gender equality is necessary to achieve that end and is that…

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Human Rights on Capitol Hill

JULY 2020 NEWSLETTER FEATURED ISSUE Unlawful Police Violence & Misuse of Tear Gas Against Protesters WIDESPREAD POLICE VIOLENCE AGAINST PROTESTERS FOR BLACK LIVES June, Amnesty International published a new interactive…

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‘We dried our tears’: Addressing the toll on children of Northeast Nigeria’s conflict

Boko Haram has repeatedly attacked schools and abducted large numbers of children as soldiers or ‘wives,’ among other atrocities. The Nigerian military’s treatment of those who escape such brutality has…

May 27, 2020
MAIDUGURI, NIGERIA - APRIL 20: A woman carries firewoods inside an IDP camp on April 20, 2019 in Maiduguri, Nigeria. General elections were held in Nigeria on 23 February 2019 to elect the President, Vice President, House of Representatives and the Senate, which the incumbent president Muhammadu Buhari won. In Maiduguri, the capital city of Borno State in northeastern region, saw democracy working by electing the president, governor, and other cabinet members, despite the military tensions with Boko Haram, a Jihadist group which began its military insurgency in 2009. Ten years into the insurgency, the city has become relatively safer than before; however, it still possesses tens of thousands of Internally Displaced Persons of the armed-conflict who could not return their home villages. (Photo by Jean Chung/Getty Images)

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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 Turkey to take urgent action to counter the increasing number…

May 13, 2020
Pride celebration by students at the Middle East Technical University (METU) campus, in Ankara, Turkey, May 2018.

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New Generation of Young Activists Lead Fight Against Worsening Repression in Asia

A wave of youth-led protests across Asia is defying escalating repression and a continent-wide crackdown on freedom of expression and peaceful assembly, Amnesty International said today as it published its…

January 29, 2020
HONG KONG, CHINA - JANUARY 19: Protesters take part in a Universal Siege On Communists' rally at The Cenotaph in Central district on January 19, 2020 in Hong Kong, China. Anti-government protesters in Hong Kong rally ahead of Lunar New Year to continue their demands for an independent inquiry into police brutality, the retraction of the word "riot" to describe the rallies, and genuine universal suffrage.(Photo by Anthony Kwan/Getty Images)

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MEDIA ADVISORY: AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL USA TO MARK ANNIVERSARY OF JAMAL KHASHOGGI KILLING

October 2, 2019 marks one year since Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi Arabian journalist who went into self-exile in the United States, entered into a Saudi consulate in Istanbul to obtain…

September 20, 2019
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - OCTOBER 25: People take part in a candle light vigil to remember journalist Jamal Khashoggi outside the Saudi Arabia consulate on October 25, 2018 in Istanbul, Turkey. Jamal Khashoggi, a U.S. resident and critic of the Saudi regime, went missing after entering the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul on October 2. More than two weeks later Riyadh announced he had been killed accidentally during an altercation with Saudi consulate officials, however as investigations continue new information surfaced, pointing to a brutal and planned murder contradicting previous claims. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)