Women's Human Rights
Promoting gender equality
Amnesty International's goal is a world where people of all genders have their rights equally respected and protected. But we're not there yet!
Join us to root out the injustice that women and gender non-conforming people simply because of their gender; help transform unequal power relationships between people of different genders; end the discrimination and violence that people face simply because of their gender; and make sure that activists around the world advocating for gender equality can freely carry out their work without threats or violence.
Why? Because no one should face violence or discrimination because of who they are. Because one in three women experience violence at some point in their lives and that is just unacceptable. And because far too many people don't have access to make the most basic decisions about their bodies and their lives--like when to marry, or whether to have children.
Join our Women’s Human Rights Facebook group to receive regular news updates and actions.
Follow us on Twitter @AI_WomenRights.
• Contact our campaigner on women’s human rights issues.
• If you’re in Toronto, join the Action Network on Women’s Human Rights.
Featured actions for International Women's Day
- Screen "Women on the Front Line," a documentary about women human rights defenders in Iran and take action to release Iranian women human rights defender Narges Mohammadi. Sign our e-action, collect petition signatures, and take a solidarity action to #FreeNarges.
- Watch the video of women human rights defender Connie Greyeyes from Fort St. John, BC, sign our e-action, and collect petition signatures calling on Canada to make sure that the rights of Indigenous women and girls in Canada aren't put out of sight and out of mind in government decision-making that impacts their lives. Learn more here.
- Join First Nations, Inuit, and Metis women and organizations in calling for substantive equality in access to services and programming for women violence survivors by writing a letter to the government of Canada. Stand in solidarity with First Nations, Inuit and Metis women, families and communities throughout the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls by signing our pledge and collecting pledge signatures.
- Join #TrumpWatch to stay informed of the latest news and actions to protect human rights--including the rights of women and girls--in the United States.
- Needing more activist inspiration? Pick up a copy of "When We Are Bold: Women Who Turn Our Upsidedown World Right."
- Amnesty's human rights agenda for Canada 2017
- Russia: Domestic violence law puts women at greater risk
- Trump's global gag a devastating blow for human rights
- Joint statement on global gag rule re-enactment
- South Africa: Women and girls risk unsafe abortions after being denied legal services
- Russia: Lawmakers must halt alarming plans to decriminalize domestic violence
- Dominican Republic: Abortion Vote Pending After President’s Veto