about violence against women
Violence against women is a human rights scandal. At least one out of every three women has been beaten, coerced into sex, or otherwise abused in her lifetime.
about Amnesty International
Founded in London in 1961, Amnesty International is a Nobel Prize-winning grassroots activist organization with over 1.8 million members worldwide. Amnesty International's vision is of a world in which every person - regardless of race, religion, gender, or ethnicity - enjoys all of the human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards. In 2004, Amnesty International launched its global Stop Violence Against Women Campaign
to help break the silence around violence against women, stop the violence, and create a world where women and girls are afforded their basic human rights.
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Your daily click helps fund Amnesty International's work to end the systematic violation of women's basic human rights. Thanks to your help, Amnesty International celebrates success stories such as these:
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- US-Iranian Journalist Released: Roxana Saberi was finally released from prison in Iran in May 2009, after being imprisoned for over four months and tried behind closed doors for espionage, a charge she and the United States strongly denied.
- Stimulus funding for Native Women: The U.S. economic stimulus package included hundreds of millions of dollars to fund the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Services. This victory is due in part because of groundbreaking research by Amnesty International documenting widespread sexual violence against Indigenous women in the USA.
- Mother and Children Protected in Brazil: Katia Camargo had been threatened by people linked to the killers of her husband, investigative journalist Luiz Carlos Barbon. She and her two children entered a witness protection program in January 2009. The prosecutor's office acted with impressive speed in this case due in part to Amnesty International's intervention.