Women’s rights

International Women's Day 2014

My body my rights


Being able to make our own decisions about our health, body and sexual life is a basic human right. Yet all over the world, many of us are persecuted for making these choices – or prevented from doing so at all.

Find out how you can take action this International Women's Day at My body my rights

News and Updates

El Salvador: Pardon for woman jailed for miscarriage, a triumph of justice

22 January 2015

A pardon granted by El Salvador’s Parliamentary Assembly to a young woman imprisoned after suffering a miscarriage is a triumph of justice and gives hope to the other 15 women languishing in jail on similar charges.

El Salvador must reverse “terrible injustice” and free woman imprisoned for having a miscarriage

21 January 2015

El Salvador’s Legislative Assembly must vote today to overturn horrifying injustice and pardon a woman imprisoned for 30 years after having a miscarriage. 

El Salvador must release women imprisoned after pregnancy related complications

15 January 2015

Authorities in El Salvador must end their ruthless campaign against women’s rights and immediately release a woman imprisoned after losing her pregnancy in 2007, Amnesty International said today ahead of a key Parliamentary vote on her case.

Ireland: Proposed ‘mother and baby homes’ investigation welcome, but a missed opportunity to address Magdalenes

9 January 2015

The Irish government’s decision not to include the treatment of women and girls in Magdalene Laundries in the proposed scope of an inquiry announced today is a missed opportunity that will leave gaping holes in the narrative of historical abuses.

Afghanistan: Donors should urge human rights progress

3 December 2014

Afghanistan’s foreign donors should press the Afghan government to prevent a further deterioration in the country’s human rights situation and support services crucial to rights, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said today.