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Standing with our Sisters in the Philippines

The board and staff of Global Fund for Women stand in solidarity with those facing the enormous destruction and tragic loss of life that has resulted from Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest storms ever recorded.

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Guatemala Faces Human Rights Complaint over Rios Montt Trial Debacle

Tiburcio Utuy was tortured at the hands of the Guatemalan military in early 1983, under the military dictatorship of   Efrain Rios Montt. 

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New peaceful assembly bill undermines Egyptians’ right to meet, strike, stage sit-ins, and demonstrate, and legitimizes their murder

The undersigned organizations express their deep dismay with the proposed law on the regulation of the right to public meetings, processions, and peaceful demonstrations in public spaces, known in the media as the protest law.

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Mexico: Further information: Adela Gómez Martínez released from prison

Social activist Adela Gómez Martínez has been released from prison after 64 days in detention. Her partner and fellow activist, Noé Hernández Caballero, remains in custody in El Amate de Cintalapa, Chiapas State, Mexico. 

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Draft UN General Assembly Resolution on WHRDs under attack

As we speak, a resolution is being negotiated at the General Assembly in New York on the protection of women human rights defenders (WHRDs).  

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Lima Declaration: World Conference of Indigenous Women

We, Indigenous women from the seven sociocultural regions of the world, met at the World Conference of Indigenous Women - ‘Progress and challenges regarding the future we want’ in Lima, Peru, from October 28-30, 2013.

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Taking UNSCR 1325 to the Next Level: Gender, Peace and Security

Panel Discussion Highlighting New Insights from the Field for Effective UNSCR 1325 Implementation 

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Kenya: African Union’s request for the United Nations Security Council to defer the trials of President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto

In this open letter, Amnesty International urges the United Nations Security Council to decline the request by the African Union for the deferral of the International Criminal Court’s trials of Kenya’s President Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta and Deputy President Samoei William Ruto. 

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Honduras Does Not Protect Human Rights Defenders

The State of Honduras fails to comply with the implementation of protection measures for human rights defenders (HRD) at risk. 

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Situation of human rights defenders in Africa - Oral intervention at the 54th ordinary session of ACHPR

The OMCT and the FIDH, in the framework of the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, reiterate their deep concern about the situation of human rights defenders in Africa.

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