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Mar 10 2018 1:30PM
In the face of the horrific treatment of trans people in Aceh, Indonesia, we must stand up and act.
All over the world, the rights of trans people - to be free from torture, inhumane or degrading treatment, the right to freedom of expression, a private life, and protection from discrimination - are disregarded and discarded. Trans pe...
Mar 8 2018 2:27PM
Solidarity with the sisterhood
On International Women's Day, Scotland Team Assistant and fervent feminist Juliet Swann reflects on steps forward and back for gender equality and celebrates two amazing international Women Human Rights Defenders. In some ways, Interna...
Mar 3 2018 3:07PM
The intersex movement has been silenced for too long - we must all campaign, together
This blog was written by Lui Asquith, Vice Chair and Campaigns Lead for Amnesty UK's LGBTI Network. I wrote this blog on intersex rights last year. It looks at what the term ‘Intersex’ means and what Amnesty International’s stance is i...
Mar 2 2018 4:08PM
Amnesty colleagues behind bars in Turkey for championing human rights
By Stefan Simanowitz A month ago, Hatice Kılıç and her three daughters waited outside Şakran prison beneath a dark sky. The temperature was close to freezing, but they did not feel the cold. All their attention was focused on those met...
Mar 2 2018 12:44PM
Standing on the shoulders of our suffragette sisters
Kate Nevens, Amnesty Scotland's Interim Director reflects on the work of women campaigners here in Scotland and internationally. At Amnesty International, we campaign to end violence against women around the world and believe that viol...