Female Genital Mutilation: Tradition or Torture?

Iona Jenkins ‘FGM violates a person’s rights to health, security and physical integrity, the right to be free from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment’ –WHO Female genital mutilation comprises any procedure made without medical need to remove part or all of the external female genitalia. There are no health benefits to FGM; it…

“Thank you @BarackObama, for giving me a chance” – Chelsea Manning

Health Editor, Hannah Overton, like many, is happy about Manning’s commutation, but makes it  clear her struggle has just begun…. A monumental victory   On the 17th of January, human rights groups rejoiced as Barack Obama, in his final days in office, commuted the sentence of the prisoner of conscience Chelsea Manning. The famed fact-leaker…

10 Wins for Human Rights in 2015

Whilst the media is often full of doom and gloom when reporting on human rights, it’s good to remember that Amnesty, and other organisations, are making a positive difference in the world.