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Egypt: "Qanun Nashaz" Campaign Addresses Legal Issues Which Legitimize Violence against Women

As Part of the Events of the 16-Day Campaign for the Elimination of Violence against Women Nazra For Feminist Studies & The Center For Egyptian Women's Legal Assistance (CEWLA) Launch “Qanun Nashaz” For The Elimination Of Legalized Violence Against Women.


Meet Jody Williams, Campaign to Stop Killer Robots

This article, originally posted by the Noble Women's Initiative on December 1st, 2014, discusses how Jody Williams, a Vietnam War protestor, transformed into a life-long advocate for peace.


Public Statement by the Afrodescendant Women's Movement for the Protection of Life and Ancestral Territories

Our love for life is greater than our fear of death. We are in the Ministry of Interior with the Vice Minister of Participation, the Director of the Elite Command for Combatting Illegal Mining, the Unit for Formalizing Mining Titles, the Ministry of Mining, and the Ministry of Environment among others.


Saudi Arabia: Arrest of Two Activists Who Defend the Women's Right to Drive a Car

This article, originally published by the Gulf Center for Human Rights on December 2nd, 2014, discusses the case of two activists, Maysaa Al-Amodi and Lujain Al-Hathlol, who were arrested on 1st December 2014.


Update: Bahrain - Human Rights Defender Ms Ghada Jamsheer Re-Arrested 12 Hours after Her Release

This article, originally published by Front Line Defenders on December 2nd, 2014, discusses the case of Ms Ghada Jamsheer, who was released after spending 10 weeks in detention at the Isa Town Detention Centre for Women only to be re-arrested at her house 12 hours later.


Update: Bahrain – Maryam Al-Khawaja Sentenced to One Year in Prison following Her Boycott of Court Hearing

This article, originally published by Front Line Defenders on December 2nd, 2014, discusses the case of human rights defender Ms Maryam Al-Khawaja, who was sentenced to one year in prison for allegedly “assaulting police officers”.


Stand in Solidarity with Courageous Women's Human Rights Defenders

Op-ed by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein


ABAAD Launches its Nation-wide 16 Days of Activism Against VAW Campaign

“Through Violence…Nobody comes out ahead. The ultimate responsibility is putting an end to violence against women.”


Civil society consensus in Asia Pacific and Africa call for strong focus on key issues impacting women living with HIV in Beijing+20 Regional Reviews

Recently released CSO statements from both the Asia Pacific and Africa Beijing+20 regional reviews issue a strong call to action for the critical issues impacting women living with HIV to be included in ongoing regional and global discussions such as the 59th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW 59) in March 2015. 


Join the Tribute to Women Human Rights Defenders

As part of the 16 Days Campaign Against Gender Based Violence (November 25 - December 10, 2014) AWID is honoring Feminists and Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRDs) Who Are No Longer With Us. Starting November 25th International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women we are asking you to join us in this effort.



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