Americas: Transforming pain into hope: Human rights defenders in the Americas
Human rights defenders in the Americas have made fundamental contributions to the advancement of human rights. However, as the clamour for human rights has grown in strength throughout the region, those at the forefront of these demands continue to be met with threats and violence. Those responsible are rarely brought to justice. Amnesty International urges governments throughout the region to fulfil their obligation to protect human rights defenders and to respect, protect and fulfil human rights for all.
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- Timor-Leste: UN CEDAW Committee urges authorities to ensure comprehensive reparations for victims of conflict related sexual violence
- El Salvador: Separated families, Broken Ties: Women imprisoned for obstetric emergencies and the impact on their families
- Japan: Open letter: Reparation for survivors of Japan's military sexual slavery system