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Post 2015 Women's Coalition Oral Statement to CSW58

"Moving Beyond the MDGs for the Realization of Gender Equality, Women’s Rights and Women’s Empowerment"

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Response from AWID to the Open Letter from Three Swedish Women’s Organizations

In response to the open letter to AWID published by the National Organisation for Women’s Shelters and Young Women’s Shelters, the Swedish Association of Women’s Shelters and Young Women’s Empowerment Centers and the Swedish Women’s Lobby, AWID restates our support for sex worker rights organizations and their allies in calling for the diverse experiences and voices of sex workers to be central to any changes in policy and law and demands the full and equitable rights of all sex workers, including to health and safety.

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Announcing the merger of Global Fund for Women and International Museum of Women

In a bold move to increase awareness and action on vital global issues for women, Global Fund for Women and the International Museum of Women (IMOW) today announced they have merged. The merger brings together Global Fund’s expertise on issues, grantmaking and fundraising with IMOW’s skills in awareness raising, online advocacy and digital story-telling. 

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Zimbabwe: Update – Charges against human rights defender Ms Martha Tholanah quashed

On 26 February 2014, a Harare court Magistrate quashed charges of running an “unregistered” organisation which had been pending against human rights defender Ms Martha Tholanah. 

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We, the women are in Taksim in Istanbul on the 8th of March!

We are, as the women who live in Turkey, shouting our voice on the streets for 11 years, calling out against patriarchy, against men's violence, sexism, heterosexism, capitalism, militarism and war; at the night marches of 8th of March.

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Zimbabwe: Mise à jour - annulation des accusations contre la défenseuse des droits humains Mme Martha Tholanah

Le 26 février 2014, un juge du tribunal de Harare a annulé les accusations de gestion d'une organisation « non enregistrée » qui pesaient contre la défenseuse des droits humains Mme Martha Tholanah. 

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Statement by Indian Groups and Individuals on Uganda Anti-Homosexuality Act

Statement presented to President Yoweri Museveni, Members of Parliament of Uganda, and the People of Uganda. Through Ms Elizabeth Napeyok, High Commissioner, Ugandan High Commission in New Delhi, India.

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Russian Federation: Case against journalist Elena Klimova “must be closed”

On 21 February a court in the Urals city of Nizhnii Taghil ruled that the case against journalist Elena Klimova under “propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations” law must be closed. It means that work on her online project “Children404” aimed to support LGBTI teenagers will continue.

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YCSRR & AWID Statement to the 47th Commission on Population and Development

The Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights (YCSRR) and Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) applaud the Commission’s focus on the assessment of the status of implementation of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development.

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YCSRR, RESURJ & IWHC Statement to the 47th Commission on Population and Development

The International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC), Realizing Sexual and Reproductive Justice (RESURJ), and the Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights (YCSRR) statement to the 47th Commission on Population and Development.

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