Cameroon: Men jailed for dressing as women acquitted
The acquittal of two Cameroonian men jailed for "looking gay" because they wore women’s clothes exposes the systematic discrimination against perceived homosexuals in the country, Amnesty Internati
The acquittal of two Cameroonian men jailed for "looking gay" because they wore women’s clothes exposes the systematic discrimination against perceived homosexuals.
“The appeal court's ruling is a positive step, but the Cameroon authorities must do more to end discrimination of people accused of same-sex relations.”
Amnesty International’s Godfrey Byaruhanga
Logro para los derechos reproductivos de las mujeres en Filipinas
Una ley aprobada hoy en Filipinas garantiza una protección del derecho de las mujeres a la salud reproductiva que llevaba mucho tiempo esperándose, ha manifestado Amnistía Internacional.
Una ley recién aprobada ha derribado barreras levantadas desde hacía mucho tiempo a los derechos sexuales y reproductivos de las mujeres.
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“Esta ley es un importante avance en la protección del derecho de las mujeres a la salud reproductiva. No obstante, es insuficiente en materia de protección del derecho a la salud reproductiva de la niñas.”
Polly Truscott, directora adjunta del Programa de Amnistía Internacional para Asia y Oceanía
Reproductive rights gains for women in the Philippines
A Philippine law passed today establishes long-awaited protection for women’s rights to reproductive health, Amnesty International said today.
A freshly passed law has struck down some longstanding barriers to women's sexual and reproductive health rights.
Philippines: Women-only carriage on Manila Light Rail Transit
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“This law is an important step toward protecting women’s rights to reproductive health. However, the law falls short in protecting the reproductive health rights of girls.”
Polly Truscott, Deputy Asia-Pacific Programme Director at Amnesty International
Russia: Reject absurd bill that targets gay people
Russian politicians must reject a controversial new law that targets what it describes as the “propaganda of homosexuality among minors” when it comes before the country’s Parliament or “Duma” on 1
The law would make the promotion of homosexuality among minors an administrative offence, with fines of up to US$16,200.
Russia LGBTI march
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“This law is an anachronism. It will promote stigmatization by perpetuating the view that children should be protected from homosexuality. It will discriminate against LGBTI people, in a country where discrimination on ground of sexual orientation and gender identity is already widespread”
John Dalhuisen, Europe and Central Asia Programme Director at Amnesty International
Americas: Human rights defenders increasingly targeted and attacked
Human rights defenders across the Americas are facing escalating levels of intimidation, harassment and attacks at the hands of state security forces, paramilitary groups and organized crime, Amnes
Human rights defenders across the Americas are facing escalating levels of intimidation, harassment and attacks at the hands of state security forces, paramilitary groups and organized crime.
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“Human rights defenders are systematically harassed, attacked and subjected to unfounded criminal charges in almost every country in the Americas to prevent them from speaking out for the rights of the most marginalized ”
Nancy Tapias-Torrado, Americas Researcher on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders at Amnesty International
Transforming Pain into Hope, Human Rights Defenders in the Americas
Actúa y pide al presidente egipcio que garantice que se le haga justicia.
Azza Hilal Ahmad Suleiman, de 49 años, lucha para obtener justicia tras haber sido atacada por varios soldados del ejército egipcio.