Women activists stand up despite abuses in MENA: Amnesty

Women activists stand up despite abuses in MENA: Amnesty

Channel NewsAsia - World·2018-12-10 08:41

Moroccans shout slogans during a protest calling for gender equality as they mark International Women's Day in Rabat on March 8, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Fadel Senna) 

DUBAI: Women rights defenders have stood up for change across the Middle East and North Africa in 2018 despite a plethora of abuse from governments and armed groups, Amnesty International said Monday (Dec 10). 

Paying tribute to women activists in a report released on Human Rights Day, Amnesty said they had been "at the centre of compelling stories of hard-won change".

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