Miguel Albrecht

Women's rights

Women’s rights are human rights!

We are all entitled to human rights. These include the right to live free from violence and discrimination; to enjoy the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health; to be educated; to own property; to vote; and to earn an equal wage.

But across the globe many women and girls still face discrimination on the basis of sex and gender. Gender inequality underpins many problems which disproportionately affect women and girls, such as domestic and sexual violence, lower pay, lack of access to education, and inadequate healthcare.

For many years women’s rights movements have fought hard to address this inequality, campaigning to change laws or taking to the streets to demand their rights are respected. And new movements have flourished in the digital age, such as the #MeToo campaign which highlights the prevalence of gender-based violence and sexual harassment.

Through research, advocacy and campaigning, Amnesty International pressures the people in power to respect women’s rights.

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Thank you for supporting the cause for Women's rights worldwide

I started this donation as an alternative to receiving gifts for my imminent retirement. I know that many colleagues like to contribute to a collect or make a gift to celebrate a colleague who is retirring. I would like to ask you to donate here instead. Why Amnesty International? When I was a young man I was a refugee myself and I experienced first hand the solidarity of people engaged in Amnesty International. It is difficult to tell in words how important this solidarity is to you when you are in that situation. And, also to those in charge, the preassure of an aware public opinion and the impact of such actions is more important than it would appear at first glance. Why women's rights?  It is simply inadmissible that we, as a human race still face usurpation of equal rights for women. Thank you for your support. —Miguel