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Vice President Harris: Center Human Rights in Vietnam

In recent years, human rights abuses have increased significantly in Vietnam. The United States can play a powerful role in pushing Vietnamese authorities to address violations and end further abuses.…

August 16, 2021

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Coalition Letter Urges Support for the Break the Cycle of Violence Act (S. 2275, H.R. 4118)

On June 30, Amnesty International USA and 100 human rights, civil rights, racial justice, religiously affiliated, and gun safety organizations wrote to members of Congress in support of the Break…

July 30, 2021
Guns sold in a Walmart in Louisiana. Photographs taken during research missions to Louisiana in 2018 and 2019. Amnesty has been conducting research on gun-related domestic violence and its impact on women, and in particular women with intersectional identities. The research examines the laws on gun ownership in situations of domestic violence and the gaps in the legal framework, but it focuses on implementation and its discriminatory impact. The main focus of this work is on how inadequacies in the criminal justice system, including policing and prosecution, fail to ensure protection of survivors of violence as well as, in some cases, actively harming them. In particular, the research focuses on negative impacts on survivors with intersectional aspects of their identity such as Black women, undocumented women, Indigenous women, women living in poverty, LBTI women, etc. The research also seeks to examine how gender stereotypes and patriarchal attitudes shape agencies’ response to domestic violence.

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Amnesty International Statement for the Record on Lebanon’s Humanitarian Crisis and Need for U.S. Action – House Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee Hearing

On July 28, 2021, Amnesty International USA’s Middle East and North Africa advocacy director Philippe Nassif and Mustafa Kassem Fellow Amit Dadon submitted the following statement for the record to…

July 28, 2021
Lebanese anti-government protester waves a national flag during clashes with security forces in front of the Serail (headquarters of the Governorate), in the northern port city of Tripoli, following a demonstration to protest against the economic situation, on January 28, 2021. – Tripoli was already one of Lebanon’s poorest areas before the coronavirus pandemic piled new misery onto a chronic economic crisis. Many of its residents have been left without an income since Lebanon imposed a full lockdown earlier this month in a bid to stem a surge in Covid-19 cases and prevent its hospitals from being overwhelmed.

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Amnesty International Calls on President Biden to Address Repression, Human Rights Abuses in Iraq in Meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Al-Kadhimi

On July 23, 2021, Amnesty International USA wrote to President Joe Biden urging him to raise unlawful repression and worrying human rights abuses in Iraq towards peaceful protesters, press, religious…

July 23, 2021
TOPSHOT – Iraqi protesters clash with security forces on the Sinak bridge during a demonstration in the capital Baghdad on October 25, 2020, marking the first anniversary of a mass anti-government movement. – Iraqi security forces and protesters clashed in Baghdad during demonstrations to mark the first anniversary of mass anti-government protests demanding the ouster of the ruling class. (Photo by AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP) (Photo by AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP via Getty Images)

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Amnesty International USA Board of Directors urges Congress to pass Break the Cycle of Violence Act (S.2275, H.R.4118)

On July 20, 2021, the Board of Directors of Amnesty International USA wrote to congressional leaders to urge them to swiftly pass the Break the Cycle of Violence Act (S.…

July 20, 2021
DAYTON, OHIO, UNITED STATES – 2019/08/21: Women hold placards during a gun reform rally that was held in Dayton, Ohio in the wake of a mass shooting at the area earlier this month that left 9 dead and 27 wounded. (Photo by Megan Jelinger/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

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Amnesty International USA calls for co-sponsors of the Break the Cycle of Violence Act

On June 30, 2021, Amnesty International USA wrote to members of Congress to urge them to co-sponsor the Break the Cycle of Violence Act (S. 2275, H.R. 4118). Introduced on…

June 30, 2021
DAYTON, OHIO, UNITED STATES – 2019/08/21: Women hold placards during a gun reform rally that was held in Dayton, Ohio in the wake of a mass shooting at the area earlier this month that left 9 dead and 27 wounded. (Photo by Megan Jelinger/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)