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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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Italy: First Gay Couple Allowed to Adopt a Child

A lesbian couple in Italy has become the first to be allowed to adopt a child by a court.

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Iran: Senior Iranian Ayatollah Says High-Speed Mobile Internet Is Un-Islamic

A senior Iranian hard-line cleric says high-speed mobile Internet and third generation mobile services are "un-Islamic" and violate "human and moral norms".

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Human Rights Program Coordinator

Vital Voices seeks applicants for a Human Rights Program Coordinator position to provide programmatic, administrative, and logistical support for the development, execution, and follow-up of Human Rights Programs. 

Deadline:        Open until filled

Location:         Washington, DC

Organization:   Vital Voices

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Internship: Constitutional & Access to Justice

The Interns will analyze all 2014 annual country reports to map UN Women’s existing work and areas of engagement on constitutional reform, access to justice, LGBTI and Indigenous issues.

Deadline:           September 30, 2014

Location:           New York

Organization:     UN WOMEN

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Bali: A Climate Conference with a Difference

Earlier this month, I was in Bali, Indonesia, to cover a conference on women and climate change. There are so many climate meetings these days but this four-day conference stood out. 

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Ireland: Hundreds Rally After Rape Victim Says Denied Abortion

Hundreds of people rallied in Dublin to call for a change to Ireland's abortion laws on Wednesday after a rape victim said she was refused a termination and instead gave birth by Caesarean section.

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Defending Forests Is Daily Life for Indian Woman Leader

With her long black hair, dimples and slight frame swathed in a colourful sari, Suryamani Bhagat’s graceful appearance belies the nerves of steel required to become an environmental heroine in a deeply patriarchal society. 

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Interview: WLP Mauritania Human Rights Defender Discusses Death Fatwa

This June, WLP Partner and Mauritania human rights activist Aminetou Mint El Moctar faced serious threat to her personal safety, following a fatwa by an extremist group calling for her death. The Mauritania-based Ahbab Errassoul ("Friends of the Prophet") claimed to have issued the fatwa in response to Aminetou's calls for a fair trial for Cheikh Ould Mkheitir, a Mauritanian writer charged with apostasy. Following the fatwa, WLP interviewed Aminetou, who expressed grave concern for the lack of government action to ensure her security. An English and Arabic summary of the interview is below, in addition to the full interview in Arabic. 

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