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Make Every Woman Count Blog Relaunch: Call for Contributions / Writers

Do you have something to say about women’s rights in Africa? Are you working on the ground to help promote women’s empowerment in Africa? Have you got a story to tell? Then Make Every Woman Count would like to hear from you!

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Workshop (London, UK)

When?

August, 16, 2014 - August, 17, 2014

Where?
London, UK
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Refugees Living a Nightmare in Northern Pakistan

Some fled on foot, others boarded trucks along with luggage, rations and cattle. Many were separated from families, or collapsed from exhaustion along the way. They don’t know where their next meal will come from, or how they will provide for their children.

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Senior Gender Advisor, Security and Justice in Syria

GRI is recruiting for experienced long and short term Senior Gender Advisors to implement gender capacity development activities for an anticipated DFID-funded Syrian security and justice program.

Deadline:          Open until filled

Location:          Gaziantep, Turkey

Organization:    GRI

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Statement in defense of Stasa Zajovic, Women In Black - Belgrade, Serbia

The individuals and organizations undersigned note with concern the increasing violence against the women’s peace organisation Women in Black - Belgrade, and in particular against its founder, Stasa Zajovic, who has been targeted repeatedly in the past few months by extreme-right political groups and individuals, as well as harassed by the police and justice system in her country. 

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Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Act Declared Unconstitutional on Procedural Grounds

On 1 August 2014, the Constitutional Court of Uganda struck down the Anti-Homosexuality Act 2014 as null and void following the failure of the Parliament of Uganda to observe the constitutional quoracy requirement during the legislation’s passage. The Equal Rights Trust (ERT) has welcomed the decision of the Court which strikes from the statute book legislation which violated a number of fundamental human rights and which further entrenched the profound discrimination and gross inequality suffered by LGBT people in Uganda. 

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Women Peacemakers Program's Policy Brief: Gender and Militarism

The Policy Brief Gender and Militarism aims to inform activities and lobby & advocacy efforts for the advancement of UNSCR 1325 and the Women, Peace & Security Agenda. 

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Amnesty International Launches My Body, My Rights Global Campaign

Being able to make our own decisions about our health, body sexuality and reproductive life is a basic human right. Yet all over the world, many of us are persecuted for making these choices - or prevented from doing so at all. That's why we've launched our global campaign: My Body, My Rights.

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Call for the Immediate and Unconditional Release of Leyla Yunus, Arif Yunus, and Rasul Jafarov

We, the undersigned members and partners of the Human Rights House Network (HRHN) and the South Caucasus Network of Human Rights Defenders, call upon the Azerbaijani authorities, through you, Mr President, to immediately and unconditionally release Leyla Yunus, Arif Yunus and Rasul Jafarov, and lift all charges held against them. 

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Azerbaijan: Detention of Human Rights Defenders Ms Leyla Yunus and Mr Arif Yunus

On 30 July 2014, Ms Leyla Yunus, Director of the Institute for Peace and Democracy, was arrested before being interrogated for approximately six hours in the Serious Crimes Investigation Department of the General Prosecutor's Office.

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