Amnesty International's Annual Report is Published
Monday, June 19, 2006 8:50 AM

The 2006 Amnesty International Report was recently published. The report documents human rights abuses in 150 countries around the world during the year 2005. In addition, it calls for action by governments and other groups in positions of power or influence. Achievements and actions of human rights activists around the world at all levels of activism are also highlighted in the report.

The report specifically address violence against women issues including: domestic violence, trafficking of women, forced sterilization of women, and the actions of women’s human rights organizations. The Report notes that:

In Albania, local NGOs worked together to create a draft law addressing legal protection for the victims of domestic violence. In Lithuania, the amount of female sex trafficking victims increased following the country’s entry into the European Union. In Slovakia, there is a court case pending in the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg in which the three alleged victims of forced sterilization are plaintiffs.

Compiled from: “AI Report 2006,” Amnesty International, 23 May 2006;, Accessed 19 June 2006.