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Vevezuela in crisis: "If you are lucky, you eat twice a day"

Josefina Salomon | Posted 06.24.2016 | World
Josefina Salomon

Venezuela is going through one of the worst economic crisis it has faced in decades. With oil prices at an all-time low, the country is largely unable...

Saudi Arabian Social Justice Human Rights Lawyer Waleed Abu al-Khair Continues to Fight for Social Justice from Prison

Bill Quigley | Posted 06.20.2016 | Politics
Bill Quigley

"Even from prison, you can still light a candle" Waleed Abu al-Khair began to practice law in Saudi Arabia in 2007. He quickly earned an internat...

The America We Believe In

Laurie Jones | Posted 06.21.2016 | Politics
Laurie Jones

As we mark World Refugee Day on June 20th, the United States will have taken in less than 1 percent of the total number of refugees coming from Syria -- a country from which half the population has fled in fear for their lives.

Obama, Heeding Close House Vote, Should Press Saudis to End Yemen War

Robert Naiman | Posted 06.16.2016 | World
Robert Naiman

President Obama is meeting Friday with Saudi Arabia's Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman with the conflict in Yemen among the topics of discussion. The President should take a signal from the House vote, and pressure Saudi Arabia to end its war in Yemen.

Ali: Champion for Hunger Relief and Human Rights

Jack Healey | Posted 06.15.2016 | Sports
Jack Healey

We remember Muhammed Ali today, on the 30th Anniversary of A Conspiracy of Hope. He championed the case for Human Rights Early on April 30,1976, I w...

A Time For Solidarity - And Action

Amnesty International | Posted 06.14.2016 | Impact
Amnesty International

All people should be able to live safely and without fear of violence, and no one should face discrimination or violence because of who they are. Our elected officials should respond to this tragedy by protecting human rights.

Attacks On Albinos Grow In Malawi As Body Parts Are Sold For Witchcraft

Thomson Reuters Foundation | Sarah Grossman | Posted 12.19.2016 | Impact

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An increase in the number of attacks on people with albinism in Malawi since late 2014 by people seeking their b...

REPORT: 1.2 Million Afghans Displaced By Violence In Past 3 Years

Thomson Reuters Foundation | Jade Walker | Posted 05.31.2016 | World

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The number of Afghans internally displaced by conflict has "dramatically" doubled to 1.2 million in just three y...

The Global Labor Rights Movement You've Likely Never Heard Of

Chi Mgbako | Posted 05.27.2016 | World
Chi Mgbako

When the swollen bodies of ten sex workers in the town of Nakuru, Kenya, were discovered in the fall of 2015, showing signs of torture and ritualistic killing, police did practically nothing to solve these serial murders.

Amnesty International attacks Norway for violating human rights of sex workers

Alison Bass | Posted 05.26.2016 | Crime
Alison Bass

My hat's off to Amnesty for having the guts to stand up and shout the truth. I hope that some day the state and federal governments in this country will listen.

Buying And Selling Sex Should Be Decriminalized, Human Rights Groups Say

The Huffington Post | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.26.2016 | Politics

Amnesty International, an influential movement of more than 7 million human rights advocates around the world, adopted a new policy on sex work Wednes...

Refugees And Europeans Lock Eyes In Heartwarming Video To Look Beyond Borders

The Huffington Post | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 11.29.2016 | World

Europeans and refugees embrace one another with four minutes of continued eye contact in a powerful new Amnesty International video that’s sure to b...

Lone Women ‘Easy Targets’ For Exploitation In E.U.

Refugees Deeply | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 05.20.2016 | World

In the concluding part of our series on female refugees, we explore the challenges of identifying abuse and exploitation of lone women on the move –...

These Are The Countries That Are Most Welcoming Of Refugees

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 05.19.2016 | World

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - China is the most welcoming country when it comes to refugees, according to a new survey of citizens' attitudes ...

Why the World Needs a UN Leader Who Stands Up for Human Rights

Anna Neistat | Posted 05.13.2016 | World
Anna Neistat

The UN has not failed, yet. But its ability to fulfill its purpose is in grave jeopardy. The governments who select the next Secretary-General have to answer the critics who question whether the organization is fit for purpose in the twenty-first century.

A Revolution With Promises to Keep

Barbara E. Joe | Posted 05.11.2016 | World
Barbara E. Joe

Back in June 2015, at a book talk at a New York City public library, an audience member had asked me about Sirley Avila, the first time I'd ever heard her name. She had been attacked on May 24. I'd tried to find out more, but reliable information from Cuba is not easy to obtain. Now, less than one year later, here she was, sitting with me.

Even Brazilian Icon Rivaldo Thinks We Should Stay Away From Rio 2016

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 05.10.2016 | Sports

As the rest of the world watches on in anticipation of the 2016 Summer Olympics, the infrastructure of Rio de Janeiro is crumbling -- literally and fi...

Standing Up for Oppressed Journalists on World Press Freedom Day

Amnesty International | Posted 05.03.2016 | World
Amnesty International

It is not just American journalists like Jason Rezaian who are targeted. And in too many cases, countries that the United States considers allies are the ones whose oppressive policies stifle the freedom of the press.

Torture In Iraq Cannot Go Unpunished

Esteban Beltrán | Posted 05.02.2016 | World
Esteban Beltrán

Investigations into human rights violations should not be carried out in military courts; they should be investigated in civilian courts.

Footage From Inside Besieged Syrian Community Shows Terrifying Reality For Thousands Of Civilians

The Huffington Post | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 11.29.2016 | World

"Please do not leave me," a young Syrian boy weeps to the bloodied corpse of his brother, bound tightly in a white sheet. "Oh, God, it's as if you are...

My Father's Tragedy And a New Hope For the UAE

Marwa Alaradi | Posted 04.19.2016 | World
Marwa Alaradi

I have been campaigning for my father's freedom for over 600 days. For over 600 days our family, human rights groups and the United Nations have been stressing that Salim Alaradi is innocent.

Amnesty Reveals Squalor Thousands Of Refugees Face In Greece

The Huffington Post | Danae Leivada | Posted 04.19.2016 | World

ATHENS, Greece -- A new Amnesty International report decries the predicament of refugees and migrants trapped in Greece and highlights the EU's lack o...

Why FIFA's New President Must Act Now to Prevent a World Cup Built on Abuse

Salil Shetty | Posted 04.19.2016 | World
Salil Shetty

Qatari authorities and FIFA, world football's governing body, were quick to dismiss our findings when we published them last month. But when FIFA's new President Gianni Infantino visits Qatar this week, he must confront the issue head on.

Paramilitaries Continue to Haunt Colombia Despite U.S. Denials

Dan Kovalik | Posted 04.15.2016 | World
Dan Kovalik

It is the denial of the very existence of the paramilitary death squads -- the worst human rights abusers in Colombia -- which gives the U.S. the pretext to certify Colombia's human rights record and to continue delivering lethal military assistance to that country.

Pakistan Went From No Executions To Hundreds In Just One Year

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 04.05.2016 | World

The worldwide use of the death penalty has hit a more than 25-year high and Pakistan is one of the main reasons for the spike, according to Amnesty In...