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Political Manifesto of the XIII Latin American Feminist Encounter (XIII EFLAC)

This manifesto is the product of a collective reflection over the course of several months, and seeks to articulate the new challenges for feminisms in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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DRC Militia Leader Katanga Sentenced to 12 Years: Global Coalition for the International Criminal Court welcomes ICC sentence as step towards ending impunity

The 12 year sentence handed down against Congolese militia leader Germain Katanga by International Criminal Court (ICC) judges is a welcome step towards ending impunity in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the Coalition for the ICC said today.

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Russia: Five convicted of Politkovskaya's murder, but still no justice

Five men were convicted on Tuesday of murdering Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya eight years ago. A court in Moscow found one of the men guilty of shooting and killing the journalist in the lobby of her apartment building in 2006 and the other four men guilty of organising the attack.

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UN Women calls on global citizens to bring gender equality into focus

Launches Beijing+20 Campaign: Empowering Women – Empowering Humanity: Picture it!

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MenEngage Africa Condemns the Abduction of Girls in Chibok, Nigeria

We, the Steering Committee of MenEngage Africa, together with all the members of the network comprising of more than 250 organisations in 17 countries including women and child rights organisations, UN agencies and communities, join thousands of organisations and millions of individuals in condemning the abduction of more than 200 girls and young women in Chibok, Nigeria by the Islamist military group Boko Haram.

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IWMF announces recipients of the 2014 Courage in Journalism Awards; winners for 25th annual Awards are from DRC, Serbia, and USA

As the International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF) celebrates its 25th year honoring courageous women journalists around the world, we are proud to announce the recipients of our 2014 Courage in Journalism Award. Recent targeted attacks on journalists around the world underscore the importance of supporting and recognizing those individuals who risk their lives to report the truth. Since 1990, the IWMF has paid tribute to more than 100 women journalists who set themselves apart through their extraordinary bravery.

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Launch of the Gender & Militarism Social Media Campaign

The Women Peacemakers Program (WPP) is happy to announce the worldwide celebration of May 24 - International Women’s Day for Peace and Disarmament – marking also the launch of the Gender & Militarism Social Media Campaign.

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Official launch of the ACT 2015! advocacy strategy toolkit for young people to advance SRHR and HIV in Post 2015!

To mobilize young people to influence the post-2015 agenda UNAIDS in full collaboration with the PACT for social transformation in the AIDS response, a coalition of 25 youth organizations with more than 1 million young people in their collective networks, launched ACT 2015: one goal, many voices.

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SANAC: National Men’s Sector and Brothers for Life Campaign supports the call ‘To Bring Back Our Girls’

The South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) Men’s Sector and the Brothers for Life Campaign add our voices to the millions worldwide who have expressed shock and dismay at the abduction of over 200 girls in Nigeria by Boko Haram, and the less than adequate responses by the Nigerian government and the global community to date.

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Statement by UNDP Administrator Helen Clark on the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

The International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia provides an opportunity to reaffirm that the rights of LGBT people are a matter of concern to all of us working on human development. 

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