They reflect the fact that men and women have very different experiences –
and the fact that women and girls often face gender-based discrimination that
puts them at increased risk of poverty, violence, ill health and a poor
education. Amnesty International’s women’s rights work encompasses a range of
human rights as they relate to the equity needs of women, working at once to
advance new rights and opportunities for all women and to combat the abuses of
specific groups of women and girls.

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