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One week to go until Global Female Condom Day!

This year on September 16th, the campaign is mobilizing partners around the world to Dance4Demand.

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Launch: Global Innovation Competition to Make All Voices Count

This year on the International Day of Democracy, Making All Voices Count, a global initiative that aims to foster and support new ideas to enable better citizen engagement and government responsiveness, will launch its second annual Global Innovation Competition (GIC).

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Health and human rights organizations call for end to unnecessary restrictions that harm women's health worldwide

Diverse coalition of 80 groups calls on Obama Administration to allow U.S. foreign assistance for abortion care.

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Bahrain: Members of European Parliament Call for the Immediate Release of Maryam Al-Khawaja

A group of Members of European Parliament (MEPs) has called for the release of Bahraini human rights defender, Maryam al-Khawaja, who is currently in detention in Manama on trumped-up charges.

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UN rights office urges Mauritanian authorities to protect threatened activist

The United Nations human rights office today urged the Government of Mauritania to protect prominent human rights activist Aminetou Mint El-Moctar who has become the focus of a social media campaign encouraging anyone who “kills her or tears out her eyes will be rewarded by God.”

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Egypt: Update -- Prison Prosecution Hears Statement of Defender Sanaa Seif

On 2 September 2014, the Qanater Prison prosecution office heard the statement of woman human rights defender Ms. Sanaa Seif following her starting an open hunger strike on 28 August 2014 to protest against the Protest and Public Assembly Law, which has led to the continuation of her arbitrary arrest and others. 

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WHRD-IC's Statement On WHRD Sanaa Seif In Egypt

The Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition has grave concerns for the wellbeing of Ms Sanaa Seif, a prominent Egyptian Woman Human Rights Defender, who began a hunger strike on 28 August 2014 to protest the Protest and Public Assembly Law. Ms Seif is currently being held in Qanater prison.

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Egypt: Dissolution Ultimatum for Independent Groups

Independent organizations in Egypt face a looming crackdown, 45 international and national human rights groups from across the globe said today in a joint statement

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Postponement Announcement: The African Grantmakers Network 3rd Assembly 2014: Philanthropy in Africa: People, Policy and Practice

The board of the African Grantmakers Network (AGN) regret to inform you of the postponement of the 3rd AGN Assembly that was due to take place from 17th – 19th November 2014 in Accra, Ghana. This will now take place in the second half of 2015.

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Cuba: Update – Raid and Siege at Home of Human Rights Defender Damaris Moya Portieles

On 26 August 2014, the house of human rights defender Ms Damaris Moya Portieles was raided by state security agents. Since 30 August 2014, the house has been under surveillance. This is the most recent in a series of break-ins, raids and attacks on the human rights defender and her family at their home. 

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