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State of the World’s Human Rights

Photo courtesy of UNRWA http://www.unrwa.org/galleries/photos/year-hardship-yarmouk

Photo courtesy of UNRWA http://www.unrwa.org/galleries/photos/year-hardship-yarmouk

The photo above of the horrific condition in Gaza last year is but one example of thousands of violations of human rights documented by Amnesty International.

The organization has just released their 424 page International Report 2014/15, documenting the state of human rights in 160 countries and territories during 2014.

The Report bears witness to the suffering endured by many, whether it be through conflict, displacement, discrimination or repression. The Report also highlights the strength of the human rights movement, and shows that, in some areas, significant progress has been made in the safeguarding and securing of human rights.

Secretary General of Amnesty International, Salil Shetty concluded “We must hope that, looking backward to 2014 in the years to come, what we lived through in 2014 will be seen as a nadir – an ultimate low point – from which we rose up and created a better future.”

Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 7 million people in over 150 countries and territories who campaign to end abuses of human rights. They are independent of any political ideology, economic interest or religion. No government is beyond scrutiny. No situation is beyond hope. Join today.