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Film: The Human Cost of Cooperating with the UN

Labelled a traitor and threatened with death, Sunanda has never been able to return to his home country after leaving to attend the Council session five years ago. All this for speaking out – as he is entitled to – at a UN meeting.


APC leads global discussions on the internet, human rights, access and gender at 2014 Internet Governance Forum

Since 2006, APC has been a key player in creating a space for civil society in internet policy making. The ninth Internet Governance Forum kicks off on 2 September in Istanbul, Turkey. For four days, people around the globe will discuss everything related to how the internet runs– from who makes decisions, what works, what doesn’t, and how things can be better.


Egypt: Update - Woman Human Rights Defender Sanaa Seif Starts Hunger Strike

On 28 August 2014, woman human rights defender Ms. Sanaa Seif declared that she was starting an open hunger strike where she is taking water only, to protest against the Protest and Public Assembly Law, which has led to the continuation of her arbitrary arrest and others. 


WHRD-IC Statement on Violence Against Hana Ahmed

Government of Bangladesh must act to protect Women Human Rights Defenders in Chittagong Hill Tracts. The Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition (WHRD-IC) condemns the violent attack on woman human rights defender Hana Shams Ahmed allegedly by the Bangalee Somo Odhikar Andolon (BSOA) group and is alarmed by the failure of police to provide protection despite known, repeated threats.


The Killing of Margarita Murillo in Honduras

Margarita Murillo was shot and killed early Tuesday morning in the village of El Planón, located within the municipality of Villanueva in northern Honduras. 


New developments in the International Classification of Diseases Revision Process

GATE (Global Action for Trans* Equality) and STP, International Campaign Stop Trans Pathologization report that the World Health Organization (WHO) has published online its proposals on trans* health in the ICD-11 Beta Draft.


Copenhagen Announced as the Official Location of the Women Deliver 2016 Global Conference

Denmark highlights commitment to girls and women with conference announcement and launch of a new gender framework.


Gender Discriminatory Nationality Laws Addressed and Risk of Statelessness Reduced by Suriname

On 10 July 2014, Suriname’s National Assembly passed the Draft Law on Nationality and Residency (“the Law”), amending Law No. 4 of 24 November 1975 on Surinamese Nationality and Residence.


CEDAW Committee Statement on the Situation in Gaza for Women & Girls

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women

Fifty-eighth session

30 June – 18 July 2014


CPDE Calls for Urgent Action in Palestine

The CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE) stands in solidarity with all victims of the conflict in Gaza.  As the casualties and destruction mount, we believe the situation has become untenable and goes against the Istanbul Principles which embody our  principles as civil society.



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