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Iryna Khalip to Speak at Day of the Imprisoned Writer Event in Dublin

This article, originally published by Front Line Defenders on November 11 2014, announces that Iryna Khalip, Belarusian journalist and editor of Novaya Gazeta, one of the last independent newspapers in Putin's Russia, joins Irish broadcaster and presenter of Arena, RTE Radio 1, Sean Rocks, Martina Devlin and Anne Enright to mark “Day of the Imprisoned Writer” - an event organised by Front Line Defenders in association with Irish PEN and the Dublin Book Festival. 

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Thailand: Seventeen Human Rights Defenders Summoned for Interrogation after Signing Statement against Martial Law

This article, originally posted by Front Line Defenders on November 11th 2014, discusses the case of seventeen human rights defenders who received a summons from the local military authorities on November 4th, 2014.

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New Study Finds LGBT Inclusion Linked to Countries’ Economic Performance

Greater inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in emerging economies is positively associated with a country’s economic development, according to a study released today by the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and its partners in the LGBT Global Development Partnership. The findings suggest that LGBT equality should be part of economic development programs and policies.

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Saudi Arabia: Souad Al- Shammary Continues to Remain in Detention over Tweets

This article, originally published by Front Line Defenders on November 11, 2014, discussess how human rights defender Ms Souad Al- Shammary has spent a second week in detention since she was arrested on 28 October 2014.

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Oxfam Report: Time to end extreme inequality

"This report from Oxfam is a stark and timely portrait of the growing inequality which characterises much of Africa and the world today" - Graça Machel, Founder of the Graça Machel Trust

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Update from UN Women on CSW59 / Beijing+20

The fifty-ninth session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 9 to 20 March 2015. Representatives of Member States , UN entities, and ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organizations (NGOs)  from all regions of the world attend the session. 

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Struggle for Justice - Missing and Murdered Sisters across Canadian Region of Turtle Island

FRIDAY FILE - Not so long ago few people knew of the issue of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (#MMIW) in Canada. But in a short span, No More SilenceFamilies of Sisters in SpiritNative Youth Sexual Health Network (NYSHN) and other initiatives have contributed to building such momentum that the crisis of MMIW has finally entered mainstream media and public consciousness. AWID spoke with Audrey Huntley, a founding member of No More Silence, about some of the strategies driven by Indigenous WHRDs.

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Gender Innovator

Youth Challenge International (YCI) is recruiting an Innovator between the ages of 18 and 35 for a six-week focused project in Zanzibar, Tanzania starting September 2014 (dates flexible). 

Deadline:        On a rolling basis

Location:        Zanzibar, Tanzania

Organization: Youth Challenge International

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International Advocacy Coordinator

The Advocacy Coordinator will support the implementation of IPPF/WHR’s international advocacy efforts, in collaboration with the international advocacy team, especially on the supporting the IPPF Member Association and strengthening our partnerships in global and regional UN processes.

Deadline:           Open until flled

Location:           New York, NY

Organization:     International Planned Parenthood Federation

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