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  • Research
  • United States of America
  • Women and Girls

USA: Criminalizing pregnancy: policing pregnant women who use drugs in the USA

In the USA, pregnant women lie at the center of a contested battleground over their sexual and reproductive rights. A series of laws police the behavior of pregnant women and particularly impact those who are marginalized and those who use drugs. Collectively called pregnancy criminalization laws, this report provides a basic overview of the impact of these laws on women’s human rights and access to healthcare across the USA, and specifically focuses on two criminal laws in Alabama and Tennessee.

Date:
23 May 2017
Ref:
AMR 51/6203/2017
  • Campaigns
  • Iran
  • Censorship and Free Speech

Iran: Further information: Iran: Women's rights activist in critical health: Atena Daemi

The health of Iranian women’s rights activist, Atena Daemi, has sharply deteriorated. After 46 days on hunger strike, she is critically ill and her body has started rejecting water. Despite doctors’ warnings, the authorities are still refusing to transfer her to a hospital outside prison for specialist medical care. She is a prisoner of conscience.

Date:
23 May 2017
Ref:
MDE 13/6322/2017
  • Campaigns
  • Togo
  • Women and Girls

Rosa* : Young LGBTI rights "lawyer"

Openly defending gay rights in Africa is a dangerous business. You may face many different risks: office raids, arbitrary arrest, prosecution for "unnatural" acts, stigma and even violence in the street. West Africa is no exception: the decriminalization of homosexuality is a sensitive topic that is regularly exploited by political and religious leaders and the media. And yet human rights defenders such as Rosa are emerging in this hostile environment by working and fighting day by day to demand respect for LGBTI rights, and to find a safe place for youths abandoned by their families because of their sexual orientation.

Date:
16 May 2017
  • Campaigns
  • Chad
  • Women's Rights

Dadji Rahamata Ahmat Mahamat: The courage to demand justice

The last time she saw her father was on 28 May 1987, when "men (allegedly) sent by the Chadian President", Hissène Habré, came to arrest him and her two older brothers, aged 20 and 17 respectively. Rahamata was two years old and this difficult period in her life has made her both a witness to and a victim of human rights violations. It has also made her an activist standing up for justice, a woman committed to defending her own rights and those of others.

Date:
16 May 2017
  • Research
  • Gambia
  • Censorship and Free Speech

Gambia: Human rights priorities for the new Gambian government

In this document Amnesty International urges the new Gambian government to: Guarantee freedom of expression; Guarantee freedom of assembly; End arbitrary arrest, detention and torture; Strengthen the justice system; Take steps to abolish the death penalty; Protect and promote the rights of women and girls; Ensure non-discrimination; Promote and protect economic, social and cultural rights; Fully comply with international and regional human rights obligations; End impunity for human rights violations.

Date:
28 April 2017
Ref:
AFR 27/6123/2017
  • Research
  • Finland
  • Discrimination

Finland: Submission to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Amnesty International submits this document in advance of the United Nations (UN) Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination’s (hereinafter the Committee) consideration of Finland’s 23rd periodic report on the implementation of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination in April 2017. This submission summarizes Amnesty International’s concerns about Finland’s failure to comply with its obligations under the Convention.

Date:
3 April 2017
Ref:
EUR 20/6007/2017
  • Research
  • Iran
  • Detention

Iran: Joint letter to Member States of the UN Human Rights Council

Amnesty International and 40 other human rights and civil society groups have written a joint letter to Member States of the UN Human Rights Council, calling on them to support the resolution to renew the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran at the 34th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council.

Date:
16 March 2017
Ref:
MDE 13/5892/2017
  • Research
  • Nigeria
  • Women's Rights

Nigeria: Help end discrimination by passing Gender and Equal Opportunity bill

On International Women’s Day, March 8th, Amnesty International calls on Nigeria’s National Assembly and other stakeholders to ensure the speedy passage of the Gender and Equal Opportunity Bill. More than 30 years after Nigeria ratified the Convention on the Elimination of All forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), women still experience various forms of discrimination in law and practice.

Date:
7 March 2017
Ref:
AFR 44/5836/2017
  • Campaigns
  • South Africa
  • Women's Rights

8 women show us why International Women’s Day is the day to declare: We won’t wait for our rights!

People across the world are joining today’s Women’s Strike, demonstrating the consequences of A Day Without A Woman. Can we afford a day without women like these eight, whose refusal to wait is the key to reversing an increasingly regressive trend for women’s rights? If there’s one thing we’ve learned from January’s historic Women’s March, it’s that women are fed up of waiting. Today, that fervour hits the streets again in what looks set to be a historic women’s strike.

Date:
5 March 2017
  • Research
  • Middle East and North Africa
  • Discrimination

Libya: Arbitrary military decree highlights precariousness of women’s rights in Libya

On 16 February 2017, the military in eastern Libya issued Decree No. 6 of 2017 restricting Libyan women under the age of 60 from travelling abroad without a legal male guardian ‘muhram’. The decree was frozen five days later amidst ongoing calls from civil society for its removal, and ultimately replaced on 23 February with Decree No. 7 of 2017, which stipulates that no Libyan male or female between the ages of 18-45 can travel abroad without prior “security approval.

Date:
3 March 2017
Ref:
MDE 19/5820/2017
  • Research
  • Algeria
  • Censorship and Free Speech

Suggested recommendations to States considered during the 27th session of the Universal Periodic Review, 1 – 12 May 2017

This document contains Amnesty International's suggested recommendations for 13 states - Algeria; Bahrain; Brazil; Finland; India; Indonesia; Morocco; Netherlands; Philippines; Poland; South Africa; Tunisia and United Kingdom - coming up for review in the 27th session of the UPR Working Group on 1-12 May 2017 aimed at addressing human rights challenges and improving respect for human rights in the states under review.

Date:
1 February 2017
Ref:
IOR 40/5941/2017