Women’s rights

International Women's Day 2014

My body my rights


Being able to make our own decisions about our health, body and sexual life is a basic human right. Yet all over the world, many of us are persecuted for making these choices – or prevented from doing so at all.

Find out how you can take action this International Women's Day at My body my rights

News and Updates

Afghanistan: Donors should urge human rights progress

3 December 2014

Afghanistan’s foreign donors should press the Afghan government to prevent a further deterioration in the country’s human rights situation and support services crucial to rights, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said today. 

Campaign targets violence and discrimination against women and girls

25 November 2014

Amnesty International supporters worldwide today join the 16 Days against Gender Violence campaign to challenge violence and discrimination against women and girls, including the denial of sexual and reproductive rights. 

Countries urge El Salvador to change repressive abortion laws

28 October 2014

El Salvador came under pressure from nine countries at the United Nations last night to amend its repressive and out-dated abortion laws. The effects of these laws amount to institutionalized violence, torture and other forms of ill-treatment against women and girls.

Uganda: Discriminatory legislation fuels repression and abuse

16 October 2014

Repressive and discriminatory legislation enacted over the last 18 months in Uganda has led to increasing state repression, violence and homophobic and gender-based discrimination.

‘My freedom defends yours’: Propaganda and truth about homophobia in Russia

11 October 2014

Activists in St. Petersburg explain how a history of seething homophobia and a sinister new "propaganda of homosexuality" law have brought fresh stigma and fear.