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Bahrain: Release Leading Human Rights Defender

(Geneva) - Bahrain must immediately and unconditionally release leading human rights defender Maryam Al-Khawaja, who was arrested earlier today in connection with her work to promote human rights and accountability in the country.

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Bangladesh: Investigate and Prevent Attacks against Women Human Rights Defenders

(Geneva) - The Government of Bangladesh should investigate a violent attack against Hana Shams Ahmed and act to protect other women human rights defenders in the country, the International Service for Human Rights and the Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition (WHRDIC) said today. 

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North America and Europe: Realities of Religio-Legalism - Religious Courts and Women’s Rights

Religio-legalism – the enforcement of religious law by specifically-religious courts that are tolerated or endorsed by civil government – has long operated against women’s interests in liberty and equality.

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Ukrainian Woman Tells of Public Abuse at Hands of Pro-Moscow Separatists

Wrapped in a Ukrainian flag, Iryna Dovhan is forced to stand at a Donetsk intersection with a sign identifying her as a spy and reading: "She kills our children."

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Russia: NGO Branded as 'Foreign Agent' after Reporting on Russian Military Action in Ukraine

Russia’s official branding of a civil society organization as a “foreign agent”, an expression akin to “spying”, for speaking out on Ukraine is a sign of the country’s determination to suppress any information about its military activities there, Amnesty International said.

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Country Director - Afghanistan

The Country Director shapes the vision and strategy for the Country Office, providing high level oversight over all areas of program implementation and operations.  He/she conducts fundraising and advocacy, and cultivates strategic partnerships. 

Deadline:          Open until filled

Location:          Afghanistan

Organization:    Women for Women 

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Program Officer, Sexual Health and Rights (Africa)

The program officer manages AJWS’ dynamic sexual health and rights grantmaking in Africa, coordinates capacity-building and programmatic opportunities for grantees, and engages in strategic learning and evaluation.

Deadline:           September 12, 2104

Location:           New York, NY

Organization:     AJWS    

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Challenging Religious Fundamentalisms - Communications and Knowledge Building Program Coordinator

The Challenging Religious Fundamentalisms (CF) - Communications and Knowledge Building Program Coordinator is a full-time position reporting to the CF Manager, who will support the strategic objectives of CF with an emphasis in the area of knowledge building and communications.

Deadline:           September 21, 2014

Location:           Work location is open

Organization:     AWID

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Challenging Religious Fundamentalisms - Human Rights Program Coordinator

The Challenging Religious Fundamentalisms - Human Rights Program Coordinator is a full-time position reporting to the CF Manager, who will support the strategic objectives of CF with an emphasis on religious fundamentalisms and the international human rights system. 

Deadline:             September 21, 2014

Location:              Work location is open

Organization:        AWID

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Australia: Protesters threaten to shut down anti-gay Christian conference with blockade

Demonstrators have vowed to disrupt a controversial conference taking place in Melbourne this weekend, saying they hope to stop people from attending with a blockade.

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