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Women For Climate Justice March

We are calling all women, friends and allies to join our contingent of Women for Climate Justice as we help create a massive Peoples’ Climate March - the largest climate march in history - on Sunday, September 21st in New York City, two days before heads of state of the world’s nations will meet for a Climate Summit at the United Nations.

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Women Climate March (New York City)

When?

September, 21, 2014

Where?
The March route begins near Columbus Circle, at the southwest corner of Central Park
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Human Rights Council: Do not let 'traditional values' undermine universal rights

‘States must not make selective appeals to, or manipulate, tradition, culture or religion to undermine universal human right standards,' panelists have told an event on the sidelines of the 27th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.

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AWID Board Member Shirley Pryce Awarded Jamaica's Order of Distinction

AWID congratulates our Board Member Shirley Pryce on being awarded the Order of Distinction from the Jamaican government for her work to promote the rights of domestic workers in Jamaica and across the Caribbean.

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Petition: Let Dutee Run! Don't Ban Women Athletes for High Natural Testosterone

We urge the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) to let Dutee Chand run! Dutee, an 18 year-old star sprinter from India, was disqualified from competition because of her naturally high testosterone levels (hyperandrogenism). 

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Research findings on tech-related violence against women released

Between April 2013 and June 2014, the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) carried out its multi-country research project End violence: Women’s rights and safety online, exploring the availability, adequacy and effectiveness of domestic legal remedies and corporate policies/redress mechanisms to address the issue of technology-related violence against women. These are some preliminary findings from this research:

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Forum (Johannesburg, South Africa)

When?

December, 5, 2014 - December, 8, 2014

Where?
Johannesburg, South Africa
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Letter for Sign on: Release Maryam al-Khawaja

On August 30th Bahraini woman human rights defendeMaryam al-Khawaja was arbitrarily detained upon her arrival at Bahrain International Airport. Maryam, who is the co-director of the Gulf Centre for Human Rights, was traveling to Bahrain to visit her father, Abdulhadi al-Khawaja, who is currently on a hunger strike in Jaw Prison protesting his arbitrary detention. We are deeply concerned about Maryam’s safety in custody as well as the safety of scores of civil society activists unjustly languishing in Bahrain’s prisons.

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Afro-descendant Women’s Organising in Latin America

FRIDAY FILE – In January this year the United Nations declared 2015-2024 The International Decade for People of African Descent. AWID spoke to Vicenta Camusso Pintos, coordinator of the South Cone Region for the Red de Mujeres Afrolatinoamericanas, Afrocaribeñas y la Diáspora, to learn more about Afro-descendant women’s organizing in Latin America over the past two decades.

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Part 1: Algeria and Nigeria: Sharing the Deadweight of Human Mindlessness

Wole Soyinka believed that one of the best ways to comprehend the kind of horror that is happening in Nigeria is to remember the experience of other nations in the region confronted with jihadist groups much like Boko Haram. Mahfoud Bennoune confronted the same questions in Algeria in the 1990s.

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