The European Court of Human Rights has upheld a general ban on wearing full-face veils in public. This represents a profound retreat for the right to freedom of expression and religion and sends a message that women are not free to express their religious beliefs in public.
Chile’s commitment to decriminalise abortion in cases where the pregnancy was the result of rape, the woman’s life is in danger and when the foetus is not viable is a positive step forward to ensure and protect the rights of women and girls in the country.
Tajikistan must end a campaign of harassment and violence against people accused of “moral crimes”, after Police seized more than 500 sex workers and a number of men suspected of ‘homosexual behaviour’ since 6 June.
World leaders must take concrete action to end sexual and gender-based violence in conflict during a landmark summit this week hosted by UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie and UK Foreign Minister William Hague.
Today's Federal Government announcement of $3.3 million to the Afghan Women’s Network - the peak umbrella group for women’s issues in Afghanistan, with more than 100 member organisations - will directly benefit the women of Afghanistan.
On his visit to Saudi Arabia, President Obama should express his dismay at discrimination against women by appointing a woman as his official driver, and take a strong public stand against the systematic violations in the Kingdom.
Widespread and systemic gender discrimination in Nepal has led to hundreds of thousands of women suffering from a reproductive health condition that leaves them in great pain, unable to carry out daily tasks and often ostracised from their families and communities.
European countries are violating the human rights of people trying to change their legal gender. Amnesty International's report details how transgender people are forced to undergo invasive surgery, sterilisation, hormone therapy, psychiatric testing before they can change their legal status.
A handcuffed Russian ballerina braved the freezing weather in Moscow this week as Amnesty International activists delivered a petition of 330,000 signatures urging President Vladimir Putin to repeal repressive legislation in the country.
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