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Africa Maternal Health and Reproductive Rights

Human rights defenders and health workers who face widespread abuse and criminalization for defending the right to abortion must be better protected

People who are defending the right to abortion and providing essential services are being stigmatized, intimidated, attacked and subjected to unjust prosecutions, making their work increasingly difficult and dangerous to carry out, said Amnesty International in a new report out today. The report,...
Climate change

Fossil Fuels: Bad for the climate, bad full stop

As the realities of climate change become ever more real – wildfires, droughts, extreme temperatures, flooding – the calls for a complete phase out of fossil fuels are more urgent than ever.   But climate change isn’t the only downside to humanity’s addiction to coal, gas and oil. Burning fossil...
Kenya Business and Human Rights

Driven into Darkness

Through its seamless hyper-personalization, TikTok has created an addictive platform, despite mounting evidence of the serious health risks associated with children’s compulsive use of social media. Examining further risks of TikTok’s content targeting, Amnesty International’s research shows that...
Africa Exploitation of Natural Resources

Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights Agenda Item 6(vii): Activity Report of the Chairperson of the Working Group on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Africa

The Institute for Security Studies estimated that $2.3 billion of dollars is lost annually in Gambia, Sierra Leone, Senegal, Mauritania, Guinea and Guinea-Bissau due to illegal fishing. Between 2010 and 2020, over 50 fishmeal and fish oil factories opened in the region (in Mauritania, Senegal,...