Hundreds of political prisoners released in Burma © AFP

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Here's where the hard work, the research, the campaigning and the letter-writing pays off. Every year survivors of human rights abuses thank us for our work. They show that, together, we make a difference.

Caning is a form of cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment © AFP PHOTO / RIZA LAZUARDI

Indonesian woman at risk of being caned is safe for now

A woman in Aceh, Indonesia, who was gang-raped by eight men and at risk of being caned is safe for now.

Life can be very difficult for women's rights advocates in Afghanistan © Flickr / isafmedia

Australia invests in Afghan women’s organisations

The Australian Government announces it will invest directly into grassroots Afghan women's organisations.

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Good news: Victory for Indigenous community in Paraguay

Two-decade battle ends in victory for the Sawhoyamaxa Indigenous community after President signs law.

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Good news: Inquiry opened into Philippines police torture

An inquiry has been opened by the Philippines Senate into police torture following the release of an Amnesty International report into torture in the country.

Case update: Ghoncheh Ghavami released

Iranian woman Ghoncheh Ghavami, sentenced to a year in prison for asking that women be allowed to attend volleyball matches, has been released on bail.

Case update: Brishna’s rapist sentenced

A man who raped a 10-year-old Afghan girl and put her at risk of an "honour killing" has been convicted and sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Freedom for Viet Nam’s peaceful activists must follow blogger’s release

Viet Nam has released from prison a blogger on social justice issues, Nguyen Van Hai, better known as Dieu Cay ("peasant's pipe"). Now the Government must release the scores of other peaceful activists who are behind bars.

Inaugural Amnesty International Australia Media Awards winners announced

Amnesty International Australia has celebrated the very best reporting on human rights issues in Australia over the past year, announcing the winners of its inaugural Media Awards at a ceremony in Sydney.

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