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Twenty-Year Sentence Handed to Purvi Patel for Death of Foetus Condemned by Women's Groups

This article, originally published by The Independent on April 1st, 2015, discusses how the first woman to be sentenced for killing a foetus has been handed a 20-year prison term for feticide and neglect of a dependent, despite claiming she gave birth to a stillborn baby.


Witnesses, Who Say Police Killed Activist, Are to Be Charged in Egypt

This article, originally published by The New York Times on March 30th, 2015, discusses how Egyptian prosecutors are bringing criminal charges against witnesses who said they saw the police kill an unarmed poet and activist during a demonstration, a lawyer who has seen the charges said on Monday.


Stop Defamation against the Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRDs) of CEDEHM in Mexico

THE Women Human Rights Defender International Coalition (WHRDIC) has serious concerns about the situation of women human rights defenders (WHRDs) Luz Estela Castro, Director of the Women’s Human Rights Center (CEDEHM) and Irma Villanueva, Director of the Legal Department of CEDEHM in Chihuahua, Mexico. 


WSF 2015: Feminists Overcoming Challenges

FRIDAY FILE: Tens of thousands from around the world[1] gathered in Tunis, Tunisia from March 24th to 28th for the World Social Forum. It brought together social movements, civil society organizations, formal and informal networks and activists to oppose neo-liberalism, capitalism and imperialism, debating, exchanging, sharing experiences and developing proposals. This week AWID looks at some of the issues and challenges of building a feminist movement within the alter-globalization space.


Summer Internships - Institute for Cultural Diplomacy

The ICD Internship Project (2008-17) is a 10 year program with the main purpose to enable current students who need an internship as a compulsory part of their BA or graduate studies to engage in cultural diplomacy and in doing so, to further promote cultural diplomacy and multiculturalism worldwide.

Deadline: Open Until Filled 

Location: Berlin, Germany 

Organization: Institute for Cultural Diplomacy


Incorporating human rights into investment strategies: 2014 Non-Financial Rating of the 28 EU Member States

In a study released today, FIDH ranks the 28 EU Member States on the basis of 67 human rights and 17 environmental indicators, in a useful guide for responsible investors. The study "EU Member States under the Spotlight” encourages investors in sovereign bond markets to invest in human rights respecting states.


Conference (Brussels, Belgium)


April, 28, 2015 - April, 29, 2015

Université Libre de Bruxelles, Institut de sociologie


Business and Sales Manager

The Business and Sales Manager will work under the supervision of the Irise Uganda Ltd Board to implement a sales strategy based around the recruitment of Sales Representatives who will then work to recruit and supervise local entrepreneurs selling and promoting Easy Pads in their community. The Manager will also work with the production unit to ensure effective management and record keeping processes are maintained and developed as the business grows.

Deadline: May 1, 2015

Location: Jinja, Uganda

Organization: Irise Uganda Ltd.


“If I were told that I only have one day left to live, I would spend it fighting for human rights" - Mutabar Tadjibaeva

This article, originally published by FIDH on March 27th, 2015, talks about the life of 52-year-old Uzbek journalist and activist Mutabar Tadjibaeva, who arrived in France in 2009 as a political refugee.


Child Brides Take Zimbabwe Government to Court over Marriage Laws

This article, originally published by Thomson Reuters Foundation on March 24th, 2015, discusses how two former child brides have taken Zimbabwe's government to court in a ground-breaking bid to get child marriages declared illegal and unconstitutional.



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