Amnesty International supporters worldwide join the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence (25 November - 10 December) to challenge violence and discrimination against women and girls, including the denial of sexual and reproductive rights.
The Egyptian authorities must halt the arbitrary demolition of hundreds of homes and mass forced evictions underway in Rafah, North Sinai in order to create a buffer zone along the border with the Gaza Strip, Amnesty International said amid signs that the operation may be expanded.
Amnesty International USA deployed a team of human rights observers to Ferguson, Missouri to monitor protests and law enforcement response in the wake of a grand jury decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of Michael Brown.
Following the conviction of Brishna’s rapist on 25 October, the Afghan authorities have now committed to ensuring her protection. The 10-year-old girl from Kunduz province is receiving medical and psychological attention. Brishna was raped in May 2014 by a local mullah. While in the hospital, she received death threats to be killed.