Saudi Arabia: First female rights defender facing death penalty

Worldwide Movement for Human Rights Saudi Arabia: First female rights defender facing death penalty, to appear before Court on January 13 Paris-Geneva, January 11, 2019 – Human rights defender Israa Al-Ghomgham will appear before the Specialized Criminal Court in Riyadh on January 13, 2019 for participating in peaceful pro-democracy protests. After spending more than three years …

Amnesty International withdraws human rights award from Aung San Suu Kyi

Proposed by Alexia Tsouni 12 November 2018, 17:29 UTC Amnesty International announced today that it has withdrawn its highest honour, the Ambassador of Conscience Award, from Aung San Suu Kyi, in light of the Myanmar leader’s shameful betrayal of the values she once stood for. On 11 November, Amnesty International’s Secretary General Kumi Naidoo wrote …

MeTooEP and the struggle against male power inside the European Parliament

*Interview with Amelia Martinez Lobo, member of the MeTooEP, Parliamentary Assistant for PODEMOS Author: Penny Papaspyropoulou, Human Rights Expert Photo: Sergio Hernández Villarrasa   “What we need is to transform reality, to make the society and therefore institutions like the EP a safe place for women. We do not believe in merely imposing sanctions, our …