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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 unequal power relationships that lead to gender-based discrimination and violence. Ensure that women and girls have access to sexual and reproductive health information and services. And make sure that women human rights defenders can safely and freely carry out their work.


    Join our Women’s Human Rights Facebook group to receive regular news updates and actions.


    Follow us on Twitter @AI_WomenRights.

    Contact our Women's Rights Campaigner.

    If you’re in Toronto, join the Action Network on Women’s Human Rights.

    Featured actions for International Women's Day

    Enough is enough: How to resist, organize, and act on 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."

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