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November 28, 2019

Gender-based violence is, like the name suggests, violence directed at people because of their gender. This phenomenon continues to be one of the most notable human rights violations within all societies. Although gender-based violence can be experienced by both men an...

November 17, 2019

As you may have noticed, our beloved Amnesty International Student group of Amsterdam has been a little absent over the last couple of months. But there is good news; we are coming back to life!
After a lot of preparing, discussing, and meeting up, our student group ha...

March 6, 2019

Background

Balochistan lies at the heart of the Middle East, enclosed by the geographical ends of Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan. It’s the richest region of natural gas in the area, and the home of the secular nation of Baloch. Long before the British occupation of the...

April 13, 2018

sabbe tasanti daṇḍassa, 

sabbe bhāyanti maccuno, 

attānaṁ upamaṁ katvā, 

na haneyya na ghātaye.

All men tremble at punishment, all men fear death; 

remember that you are like unto them, 

and do not kill, nor cause slaughter.
 

-Dhammapada 129-130: Dandavaggo (On Violence)

In M...

March 13, 2018

Your childhood forms an important aspect in shaping the rest of your life. Can you imagine being married at the age of twelve? Having to care for your husband or wife, when you are not even capable of caring for yourself?

Each year millions of children are forced to mar...

March 9, 2018

"the situation has spiralled into the world’s fastest developing refugee emergency and a humanitarian and human rights nightmare"
-United Nations Secretary General António Gutteres

Widespread destruction of villages, violence, rape, and mass murder: these are some of t...

February 14, 2018

"Afghanistan is the second to last least peaceful country on earth"
-Global Peace Index 2017

For decades there has been war in Afghanistan. It all started with the invasion of the soviets in 1979. This lasted for more than 10 years, but after the last Soviet troops left...

January 15, 2018

“Arguing that you don't care about the right to privacy because you have nothing to hide is no different than saying you don't care about free speech because you have nothing to say.” 
-Edward Snowden, Reddit, 2015
 

The issue of privacy and human rights has always been...

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