As a passionate supporter of democracy and as someone who wanted a career in politics, the conditions of her bail meant Pam had to make an impossible choice. Either give up all her dreams and aspirations and stay in Thailand; continue campaigning for democracy and face a 10-year sentence; or leave the country and everything she knew and loved behind.
For the crime of providing medical supplies to sick and injured people, Amina was arrested, imprisoned and tortured.
International Women’s Day: Prisoners of Conscience urges the corporate sector to do more to protect female human rights defenders
The corporate sector can and should do more to support female human rights defenders, including by fostering new and different relationships with civil society organisations and individuals themselves.