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Legislation limiting the rights to freedom of expression and privacy remained pending. Security forces detained individuals for “spreading misinformation” and criticizing the government during the COVID-19 pandemic. Protesters were detained and security forces continued to use excessive force to...
Burkina Faso Discrimination

The Human Rights Council must urge States to address gender discrimination and accelerate efforts to address preventable maternal mortality and morbidity: Amnesty International written statement to the UN Human Rights Council

In this statement, Amnesty international welcomes the consensus that effective strategies to eradicate preventable Maternal Mortality and Morbidity must empower women and girls to make decisions about their health. Gender discrimination prevents women and girls from controlling their bodies, lives...
Argentina Children

Wire, March/April 2014. Vol. 44, issue 002

1) The Agenda 2) Up front: Protecting people in a human rights crisis 3) My Body My Rights My Future 4) Who controls your body? 5) Nepal: Removing an unnecessary burden 6) Argentina: Who decides? 7) Human Rights Education: Mongolia: ‘It showed me how to be loud’ 8) Fair trials: Kosovo: The power of...
Burkina Faso Armed Conflict

Wire, January/February 2014. Vol. 44, issue 001

1) The Agenda 2) Up front: Armed with pens, keyboards and a passion for human rights 3) My body my rights 4) Morocco: Remembering Amina 5) El Salvador: ‘I admire Beatriz- What a strong woman’ 6) Ireland: The tragedy that broke the silence 7) Nepal: Speaking out – a first step to taking control 8)...