When a violent conflict emerges, it is women and girls who bear the brunt of the conflict in some of the most horrific ways imaginable.
There’s a new hanging judge in Egypt, and he’s casting a chill upon the declining hopes and vision for human rights that came out of the 2011 uprising.
Staged pictures or videos often receive major attention when debunked. With the wide distribution of free and accessible verification tools, these mistakes become increasingly inexcusable.
New satellite images present a grim snapshot of the dire humanitarian situation in and around Syria. But despite this visibility, too many are closing their eyes.
This week could be the tipping point for the human rights and humanitarian crisis in the Central African Republic, which continues to spin out of control.
The rapid ouster of Bozizé and the taking of the capital by the Seleka rebels has meant that the citizens of CAR are at even greater risk of a human rights abuses and a serious humanitarian crisis.
The notion that Mali faces crisis is not new. For the better part of a year, Amnesty International has been documenting and reporting the long catalogue of abuses and outright atrocities committed in the country, by the Malian military and Junta government, and the various armed opposition groups in the North: amputations and other gruesome corporal punishment, extra-judicial executions, rape and sexual violence, child soldiering, torture, stoning, disappearances, and arrests and killings based on ethnicity, to name just the most egregious.
The spiraling conflict in Syria might lead up to one million refugees, the UN warns. The international community must provide adequate financial support.
Two years after the resignation of President Mubarak, here we are once again with protesters back in the Egyptian streets, facing army tanks and tear gas and this time with human rights defenders openly expressing concerns about the possibility of civil war.
Attacks and intimidation continue against women’s rights defender in Colombia. Yet the government ignores their cries for help.