Human Rights Defenders

Posted by in Announcements, News, Social Media on May 25, 2017

Fighting Violence against Women: What Happens when an Organisation Fails to Follow its Values

Article: Groups fighting violence against women must be mindful and watchful of drivers of oppression and violence within their own…

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Posted by in Human Rights Defenders, News on May 22, 2017

Hope’s song: my companion in life’s journey

On my way from Zimbabwe to Amsterdam I shared a seat with a man called Musi. He was curious about…

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Posted by in Announcements, News on May 8, 2017

Apply for ECOSOC Consultative Status for the 2017 NGO Committee

Apply! 1 June 2016 is the last day for Non-Governmental Organizations to apply for consultative status with the Economic and…

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Posted by in Gender and Education, Human Rights Defenders, News, Women Human Rights Defender on January 12, 2017

Donor Ethics and the Revolution in the Making: Understanding the Role of Wellbeing in Human Rights Funding

Wellbeing: The revolution is in the making. Thousands of people march everyday in almost every country in the world to…

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Posted by in News on October 10, 2016

Not all men commit abuse against women. But all must condemn it

VAW: The failure of men to speak out about male violence against women and girls renders us all complicit. Male…

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Posted by in News on January 30, 2015

Crowds of women rally in Cairo to denounce death of female protester

Egypt: Dozens of women have rallied in Egypt’s capital, Cairo, to denounce the killing of a female protester and blame the…

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Posted by in News on July 4, 2014

Egypt faces its first FGM trial

In a country where 90 per cent of women face FGM, villagers are rallying round the doctor who performed the…

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Posted by in News on June 7, 2014

Marriage a Barrier to ARV Treatment for Swazi Women

In a study conducted by MarxART, a project by the Swaziland National AIDS Programme (SNAP),  it has been found that distinct…

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Posted by in News on June 1, 2014

Human Rights Advancements

OHCHR, UN Women, UNAIDS, UNDP, UNFPA, UNICEF and WHO have published an interagency statement on “Eliminating forced, coercive and otherwise…

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Posted by in Announcements, Human Rights Defenders on January 20, 2014

UN Resolution Recognizes Women Human Rights Defenders

The first-ever resolution on women human rights defenders was adopted by the United Nations in the same week as the…