In brief

Despite improvements in the lives of women and girls as a result of the international women’s rights movement, many continue to experience discrimination and violence as part of their everyday lives.

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Women in Muslim and traditional Palestinian costume holding a banner and chanting slogans.
Lolita Chávez, women human rights defender in Guatemala. © Amnesty International/Anaïs Taracena

Our work on the rights of women and girls

Our work on the rights of women and girls spans the globe.

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What needs to happen?

Women’s rights are human rights.

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A photograph of a protester in a crowd of people at the women's march on Washington in January 2017. She is holding a sign featuring Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia from Star Wars with the caption 'A women's place is in the resistance'.

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