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Women, Protest and Power- Confronting the Taliban

In addition to women’s rights, the Taliban continue to violate other human rights. Arbitrary arrests, torture, public punishment, injustice, and violence continue to be committed by the Taliban with zero accountability. Why did the world let the Universal Declaration of Human Rights be violated?...
Canada Discrimination

Criminalization of Wet’suwet’en land defenders

Background As we begin yet another year, the Wet’suwet’en land defenders are still under continued surveillance and criminalization by the British Columbia (B.C.) provincial government and the Canadian federal government. At the source of the struggle is, the Coastal GasLink’s (CGL) pipeline...
Sri Lanka Disappearances

Where is Prageeth?

13 years of a struggle for justice Imagine being detained or abducted by security forces. Now imagine they detain you, yet nobody has any idea where you are, or even if you are dead or alive. The authorities refuse to acknowledge your detention and keep your whereabouts a secret. You have no...

Human Rights wins in 2022 

Confronted with what can sometimes seem like an endless cycle of bad news in the media, it’s easy to feel despondent. But, amid the gloom, there were plenty of good news stories to celebrate this year.  Throughout 2022, Amnesty’s ongoing campaigning, media and advocacy...

Op-ed: A flicker of hope for human rights in South Asia

Amid the doom and gloom of human rights work in the region, a few success stories this year give me hope. by Yamini Mishra, South Asia Regional Director at Amnesty International A cursory look at the human rights situation in South Asia can make one feel that the arc of the moral universe in the...