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Reproductive Rights to Take Centre Stage at U.N. Special Session

As the United Nations continues negotiations on a new set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for its post-2015 development agenda, population experts are hoping reproductive health will be given significant recognition in the final line-up of the goals later this year. 


‘We are the unstoppable momentum’

Like many women’s rights organisations, Womankind Worldwide attended the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict last month. We were lucky that twelve of our partners from Africa, Asia and Latin America could join us and share their expertise and experience of working to end violence against women and girls.


Tracing the Birth of and Advocacy for the Ratification and Implementation of the AU Protocol on Women’s Rights

11 years ago, on the 11th of July 2003, The African Union (AU) Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa was adopted. It is also known as the ‘Maputo Protocol’ alluding to the city where it was adopted, or the African Women’s Protocol (hereafter referred to as the Protocol).


Update on WLP Mauritania Partner Aminetou Mint Moctor, Following Fatwa Threatening Death by Extremist Group

During WLP’s July 9, 2014 interview with WLP Partner and human rights activist Aminetou Mint El Moctar about the recent fatwa calling for her death, Aminetou expressed concern for the continuing threat against her and lack of government action on her behalf. 


India: Village Council Orders The Rape of 14 Year-Old

A 14-year-old girl was dragged into a forest and raped on the orders of a village council in remote eastern India in retaliation for a sex assault blamed on her brother, her family and police said Friday.


Stigmatization and the Role of Associations in the Fight against HIV in Middle East and North Africa

FRIDAY FILE: At a recent international conference in Tunis[1] on Sexual and Reproductive Health in Arab Countries, AWID met Jocelyn DeJong, professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at American University in Beirut and coordinator of the Reproductive Health Working Group[2], to learn more about their research on the role of associations in fighting HIV stigmatization.


Reducing child deaths: the millennium development goal that is slipping away

UN urges final push on global targets that have shown little improvement, notably those related to women and children.


A Statement by PWWSD on Collective Punishment by Israeli Forces

The Palestinian Working Women's Society for Development (PWWSD) condemns the ongoing actions of the Israeli military in the last month, as in recent years. As history marks incidents of occupation forces punishing people through repressive acts of violence, this is largely the case in occupied Palestine. 


Serbia: Members of Women in Black attacked while commemorating massacre of Srebrenica

On 8 July 2014, members of Women in Black were attacked in Valjevo by a group of young people wearing t-shirts bearing the image of Bosnian Serb General Ratko Mladić, during a commemoration of the genocide in Srebrenica. 


In the Mainstream: Religious Extremism in the Middle East and North Africa


Friday, July 11, 2014
9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

LOCATION: 6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center



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