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Project Manager – Violence and Prevention Project

The Native Women’s Association of Canada is seeking a highly skilled and motivated Project Manager to oversee a short-term project in the area of violence prevention. The successful candidate will have broad experience in project management and have the ability to work under a strict time-line.

Deadline:        October 27, 2014

Location:        Ottawa, ON

Organization:  Native Women’s Association of Canada

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Secularism at Risk in Sub-Saharan Secular States: The Challenges for Senegal and Mali

Secularism is being challenged in several Sub-Saharan African states which have long guarded it as a principle of governance. Its preservation is important for women because it allows them to protect their citizen rights from religious interventions that are becoming increasingly conservative.

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Claiming rights, facing fire: young feminist activists

The increased violence against young women human rights defenders needs to be matched by funders prepared to respond more directly to the priorities identified by young people. Ruby Johnson says shifting the framework of how funders work with young people is essential.

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The Underground Girls of Kabul: In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan

An investigative journalist uncovers a hidden custom that will transform your understanding of what it means to grow up as a girl.

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Women-Led Resistance Against False Development

An Interview with Aura Lolita Chavez Ixcaquic, Maya K’iche from the Mayan Women’s Movement, Guatemala By Deepa Panchang and Jessica Hsu.

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Estonia Becomes First Former Soviet Country To Recognize Same-Sex Partnerships

The Estonian Parliament narrowly passed legislation that would give legal protections to same-sex couples on Thursday, positioning it to become the first former Soviet country to recognize these unions.

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Chilean Senate Advances Civil Unions Bill

The Chilean Senate on Tuesday voted to advance a bill that would allow same-sex couples in the South American country to enter into civil unions. 

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National Consultant to Support Nepal UN Women’s Economic Empowerment Programme

The National Consultant will support in translating UN Women’s strategic plans in the area of economic empowerment into effective programmes and results. It also requires developing mutually reinforcing partnerships with relevant Government counterparts, UN organizations, and CSOs.

Deadline:         October 31, 2014

Location:          Kathmandu, Nepal

Organization:    UN Women

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Women’s Major Group: Financing for sustainable development proposal lacks ambition

In August 2014 the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts on Sustainable Development Financing (ICESDF) released its final report. “We are disappointed that the overall tenor of the Committee’s report lacks the urgency called for by the scale and immediacy of the threats to human rights and sustainable development globally” says a response by the Women’s Major Group (WMG).

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The Right To Autonomy Over Our Bodies And Loves: The Resolution On Human Rights, Sexual Orientation And Gender Identity Furthers Dialogue

FRIDAY FILE - AWID spoke to Dawn Cavanagh* of the Coalition of African Lesbians (CAL) in South Africa and Sexual Rights Initiative (SRI), about the significance of the resolution on Human rights, sexual orientation and gender identity recently adopted by the United Nations Human Rights Council.  The resolution follows the first ever UN resolution adopted on SOGI three years ago.  

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