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Since Russia began its war against Ukraine we have been exposing violations of human rights & intl humanitarian law. From the devastation of Izium to the siege of Mariupol, shelling in Kyiv to displaced people in Lviv, Russia’s war is an act of aggression. amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2…
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Scotland's Period Products Act went into law this week making Scotland the first country in the world to offer free period products.
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In South Africa, a woman is killed every 3 hours. Often they are also raped and abused. More must be done to protect women.
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The Israeli District Court extended the solitary confinement of Manasra by an additional 6 months, claiming that he “poses a threat” to himself & other prisoners. This decision is cruel. #FreeAhmadManasra
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#AhmadManasra’s mental health has deteriorated and continuing to isolate him will prolong his suffering. By approving prolonged solitary confinement, the Israeli court is legitimizing torture, it is a callous act of injustice.
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On 10 August, the court once again rejected Zhou Xiaoxuan's #MeToo case, but she continues to be a symbol of hope for women in China, and the world ✊
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In preparation for the #WorldCup2022, thousands of workers faced and continue to face wage theft and unsafe working and living conditions. Join us by asking @FIFACom to compensate their workers. It's time to #PayUpFIFA ⚽💰
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In recent years, there has been an increase in brutal crackdowns on human rights in Angola, including repression of any form of dissent. As the country heads to the polls, authorities must outline their plans to ensure accountability for the violations👇 amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2…
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The Taliban must stop the rollback on the rights of women and girls.
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⚡ Today marks 1 year since the Taliban seized control of Afghanistan. Since then, the Taliban have mounted a sustained attack on human rights.
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Since the Taliban have seized control, they: 👉 suppressed women’s rights 👉 persecuted minority groups 👉 clamped down on peaceful protests 👉 used extrajudicial executions and disappearances to spread fear among Afghans.
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To prevent Afghanistan’s human rights crisis from spiralling further, the international community must take meaningful action to hold the Taliban accountable for their crimes 👇 amn.st/6011zhosT
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Our right to protest is under attack, threatened by those in power who are scared of the change people can bring. Join us and #ProtectTheProtest
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In many countries, it is dangerous and risky to speak out for human rights and expose the truth. Governments often intimidate, harass and arrest people – and now, they rely on digital surveillance to do it. This must stop. Take action: amn.st/6011zCdHN 👁
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⚡️ In Pakistan, families of the disappeared and activists, after exhausting all avenues, are forced to publicly campaign and peacefully protest against enforced disappearances. These peaceful protests are at times met with violence by the State.
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Pakistani authorities must end their outrageous crackdown on peaceful protests by families seeking justice for the enforced disappearance of their loved ones 👇 amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2…
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We can have human rights or fossil fuels. We can't have both.
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Since March, the people of Sri Lanka have been exercising their right to protest. Here's what's been happening 👇
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⚡️ Russia is using a nuclear power plant in Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine as an army base. The allegations we are receiving directly from Enerhodar, the town adjacent to the nuclear plant, speak volumes about the terrible impact of Russia’s militarization is having on civilians.
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Today’s UN Security Council session focuses on the key issue of the nuclear plant’s militarization. The Council should not lose sight of Russian forces’ litany of war crimes in Ukraine, and press for accountability. amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2…
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On 10 August, the court once again rejected Zhou Xiaoxuan's #MeToo case, but she continues to be a symbol of hope for women in China, and the world ✊
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