Brigid Mangano published this review of the DIGNITY exhibit in The Observer on January 22, 2012.
The work of activist Abhay Sahoo (INDIA) was featured on “Morning Edition” show by Corey Flintoff on January 3, 2012. Click here for the transcript of the show, entitled “India's Economic Battle: Development Vs. Tradition.”
Inés Fernández Ortega (MEXICO), who was raped by soldiers in the Mexican Army in 2002, has been fighting for the right to hold her perpetrators accountable for their actions. In October 2010, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights issued a ruling that greatly aids her fight for justice. The ruling recognized that gross human rights violations were committed against Ms. Ortega and her relatives. These violations include impunity for those responsible for the abuses as well the harassment of both the people who have supported the woman in her search for justice. The decision categorically stated that Ms. Ortega was raped, and identified serious flaws in the treatment her abuse. The Court also criticized the State’s attitude towards her, and demanded that certain measures be taken to re-open the criminal investigation. For more news on this case, keep an eye on the Amnesty International Human Rights Now blog.