‘Our Safety, Our Rights’: Empowering children to speak up against sexual abuse
Amnesty International India is launching a new campaign ‘Our Safety, Our Rights’, which aims to create awareness amongst children to help them understand and identify sexual abuse. The campaign seeks to empower children to speak up and report sexual abuse without fear.
“Bigger, bolder and more inclusive”: Kumi Naidoo sets out his vision for human rights
Amnesty’s first ever South African Secretary General sets out his vision for the direction of the world’s largest human rights organisation as he starts his tenure visiting Johannesburg.
Bangladesh: Release photographer and end violent crackdown on student protests
The Bangladeshi authorities must immediately and unconditionally release Shahidul Alam, a well-known photographer and activist, who was detained by plainclothes policemen on 5 August 2018 after giving an interview to Al-Jazeera English on the current wave of student protests in Dhaka, Amnesty International said today.
India: Assam’s Citizen Identification Can Exclude 4 Million People Ensure Rights, Nondiscrimination for All Residents
The Indian authorities should ensure that documenting and updating the names of citizens in the northeastern state of Assam is transparent and nondiscriminatory, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International India said today.
Assam: Millions Stare At Uncertain Future
Responding to the National Register of Citizens (NRC) list published today, Arijit Sen, Programmes Manager, Amnesty International India said
Amnesty International India is concerned that the NRC process in Assam may render a significant number of people stateless. It is possible that the process will arbitrarily deprive people, who have lived in India for decades, of their nationality.
Anti-Trafficking Bill overbroad and disproportionate; should be referred to PSC
It is commendable that the Indian government is taking trafficking in persons seriously. However, if the Bill is enacted in its present form, it will put adults who engage in consensual sex work, at risk of human rights violations
Whistle-Blower Protection Law Should Not Be Weakened
Indian lawmakers must reject amendments to a whistle-blower protection law that would dilute its safeguards and deter people from disclosing information in the public interest
BRICS: Nations Must Put Human Rights First
With such wide ranging human rights issues plaguing these emerging economies, the leaders of these countries must act immediately to redress violations and ensure accountability.
BRICS nations must put human rights at the forefront of their discussions, said Amnesty International India and South Africa in a joint statement released at the commencement of the 10th BRICS Summit in Johannesburg today.
100 hate crimes allegedly committed in the first six months of 2018, reveals ‘Halt the Hate’ website
In the first six months of 2018, 100 hate crimes have allegedly been committed against people from marginalized groups
In the first six months of 2018, 100 hate crimes have allegedly been committed against people from marginalized groups, said Amnesty International India today
Executions Will Not Eradicate Violence Against Women
In response to the Supreme Court’s verdict on a review plea filed by three of the four convicts today in the 2012 Delhi bus gang-rape and murder case of a young woman
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