Decrease Font Size Reset Font Size to Default Increase Font Size

Homepage / News & Analysis / Announcements

Announcements

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”.

Read more...

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

Read more...

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.”

Read more...

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. 

Read more...

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.

Read more...

Outraged: Feminist Majority Foundation President Eleanor Smeal Responds to Ferguson Decision

The Feminist Majority Foundation is outraged at the decision not to indict Darren Wilson. This should have been a public trial. Wilson should have been charged immediately after the shooting of Michael Brown, who was shot at least six times and left unattended to in the streets of Ferguson for at least four hours.

Read more...

Update: Kazakhstan - Human Rights Defender Ms Roza Tuletaeva Released from Penal Colony

This article, originally posted by Front Line Defenders on November 25th, 2014, discusses the case of Ms Roza Tuletaeva, a leader of the workers' strike in Zhanaozen, who was granted parole and set to be released from the penal colony where she was detained. 

Read more...

Update: Bahrain – Provisional release of human rights defender Zainab Al-Khawaja

This article, originally published by Front Line Defenders on November 25th, 2014, discusses the case of human rights defender Ms Zainab Al-Khawaja who was provisionally released after more than one a month in detention for tearing up a photograph of the King. 

Read more...

Nominations open for 2015 Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders

This article, originally published by Front Line Defenders on November 25th, 2014, announces the opening of nominations of the Martin Ennals Award (MEA) - an award designed to promote the protection of human rights defenders who are at risk.

Read more...

The prohibition on abortion constitutes violence against women

Across all continents, repressive legislation criminalising access to abortion remains in force, generating serious violations of women’s rights, states FIDH on the eve of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

Read more...

Comments

Log in or create a user account to comment.