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Statement by NETRIGHT on the Abduction of Nigerian School Girls

We, members of the Network for Women’s Rights in Ghana (NETRIGHT) wish to express our shock and horror at the abduction of over 200 school girls from the Government Girls Secondary School at Chibok, Borno State, Nigeria, which took place on Monday April 14, 2014. 

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Uganda takes a giant leap backwards in the global struggle against HIV & AIDS

The International Community of Women Living with HIV condemns the passage of the HIV Prevention and AIDS Control Bill 2010 by the Uganda 9th Parliament. The Bill endangers the lives of Ugandan women living with HIV and undermines Uganda’s already backsliding response to HIV.

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New campaign to end stigma towards sexual and reproductive health and rights

A new global campaign launched by the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) on 13 May 2014 is throwing down the gauntlet to world leaders to support people’s basic sexual and reproductive rights – so people can decide what happens to their bodies, who they live with and whether or not they become pregnant.

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NGO Letter to Spanish Justice Minister on Abortion Bill

letter sent to Justice Minister Alberto Ruiz-Gallardón by six national and international groups on 9 May 2014 calling on the Spanish government to protect women’s access to safe and legal abortion by scrapping draft legislation that would ban abortion with only severely limited exceptions.

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Re-launch of the International Day of Action for Women’s Health Campaign

On the re-launch of May 28 International Day of Action for Women’s Health, Women’s Rights Defenders Worldwide Call for the Inclusion of Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in the Post-2015 Development Agenda. 

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IACHR Expresses Concern over Violent Deaths of Children, Adolescents, and Youths in a Context of Citizen Insecurity in Honduras

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) expresses is deeply concerned about the deaths of children, adolescents, and youths that recently occurred in Honduras, within the context of widespread violence and citizen insecurity.

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Statement by the Nigerian Feminist Forum on the Abduction, Kidnapping & Trafficking of 234 female students from Chibok, Borno State

Lagos, Nigeria, 30th April 2014 – Bearing in mind that in almost every conflict situation, women and children are most likely to be affected, the abduction of 234 young female students from the Government Girls Secondary School Chibok, Borno State, Nigeria, by heavily armed men suspected to be Islamist terrorists clearly demonstrates the vulnerability and susceptibility of women and girls to dangers of armed conflict.

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Grace Foundation-Nigeria Statement: In Chibok, we are all victims

Grace Foundation-Nigeria, an institutional member of AWID, shares the following statement: 

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Update: Russia: Decision upheld to perform psychiatric examination of human rights defender Ms Tatiana Kotlyar

On 12 May 2014, the Obninsk city court of the Kaluga region rejected the complaint of human rights defender Ms Tatiana Kotlyar against the decision to submit her to a psychiatric examination. 

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Statement of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda, on the abduction of schoolgirls in Nigeria

I am deeply troubled and alarmed by disturbing reports of alleged abduction of over 200 schoolgirls in Borno State, Nigeria, and the most recent reports that more schoolgirls have been abducted this week. Such acts shock the conscience of humanity and could constitute crimes that fall within the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court ("ICC").

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