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Asia and the Pacific Discrimination

Republic of Korea: Submission to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women: 86th Pre-sessional Working Group, 27 February – 3 March 2023, List of Issues

In this briefing Amnesty International highlights six areas of concern. They include the lack of comprehensive anti-discrimination legislation; lack of access to safe abortion; government plans to abolish the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family; online gender-based violence; justice for...
Armenia Domestic Violence

Eastern Europe and Central Asia: Lack of protection against domestic violence exacerbated by crises and ‘traditional values’ – new report

The Covid-19 pandemic, Russia’s aggression against Ukraine and a pervasive focus on ‘traditional values’ have contributed to a deterioration in human rights and rising levels of domestic violence and other forms of gender-based violence in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Amnesty International said...
Americas Censorship and Freedom of Expression

Colombia: Guaranteeing justice and non-repetition in cases of gender-based violence during repression of National Strike must be central to any police reform

Women and LGBTIQ+ protesters, journalists and human rights defenders suffered sexual violence and other forms of gender-based violence at the hands of Colombia’s National Police and its Mobile Anti-Riot Squad (ESMAD) during the repression of the National Strike in 2021, Amnesty International said...
Americas Asylum

Facts and Figures: Unprotected in Ecuador

Features of Venezuelan human mobility: As of September 2022, approximately 7.1 million Venezuelans have left their country. Ecuador is the receiving country with the third highest number of Venezuelans in the world, after Colombia and Peru, with 502,214 Venezuelan refugees in the country. By the...
Africa Armed Conflict

Africa: Human Rights Situation in Africa

Amnesty International welcomes the convening of the 73rd ordinary session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, the first in-person session in more than two years. In this statement, Amnesty International highlights the issue of ensuring rights and justice for survivors of sexual...