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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...
Africa Armed Conflict

New year, new Wire!

Thanks to your feedback, Amnesty’s global magazine has a brand new look and a wider mix of articles – from our new campaign for Syrian refugees and where Amnesty gets it money from, to facts and figures about the conflicts in Gaza and the Central African Republic. You’ll find updates about...
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...