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Girls and Women in Detention

“The strategy used in women’s prisons now is one of humiliation rather than rehabilitation” -Jane Evelyn Atwood … Read More»

UPDATE: Iran Hiker Sarah Shourd Released From Prison

Sarah Shourd was released from prison in Iran on humanitarian grounds September 14, 2010. Read More »

UPDATE: Euna Lee and Laura Ling Pardoned and Released

The two American journalists, Euna Lee and Laura Ling, were detained by North Korean authorities on March 17th, 2009 for illegally entering the country. The world was shocked when, in June, they were each sentenced to 12 years of hard labor. Thanks to an immense international outcry and high-level diplomacy, both journalists were pardoned by North Korean leader Kim Jong Il and released home to their families. Read More »

Arrest Yourself for Aung San Suu Kyi

Women of the US Senate are raising their voices for Aung San Suu Kyi, activist and leader of the National League for Democracy in Burma, advocate of nonviolent resistance, and recipient of the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize. Read More »

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