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Written Statement by the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom for the 58th Commission on the Status of Women

“NO DEVELOPMENT WITHOUT DISARMAMENT”. Militarization, and cultures of militarism, are double-edged swords against peace: with one hand, they exacerbate violence; with the other, they raid the coffers of peace.

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Mexico: Update - Ongoing harassment of the Asamblea Popular del Pueblo de Juchitán

On 10 February 2014, human rights defenders Mr Mariano López Gómez and Ms María Isabel Jiménez Salinas received phone calls in which they were harassed for their resistance to the Bíi Hioxo wind farm.

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Honduras: Update - Dismissal of case against human rights defender Ms Berta Cáceres

On 10 February 2014, the trial of human rights defender Ms Berta Cáceres was dismissed at the Court of First Instance in Santa Barbara. She had been facing charges of “illegal possession of a firearm endangering the security of the Honduran state” since 24 May 2013.

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Feminist Declaration Post 2015 - Call for endorsements

On February 7-10, 2014 a group of women representing women's organizations across the world came together in New York, USA to discuss and produce a shared vision and strategy toward 2015. Geographical presentation at this meeting consisted of women's organizations from Africa, Asia-Pacific, Caribbean, Europe, and Latin America. Unfortunately, the MENA region was not able to participate in the meeting. At the end of this meeting, the following declaration with core messages was produced. 

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AMARC is organizing its tenth annual campaign for International Women's Day

"Equality and speech" is the theme selected by the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) for this year International Women's Day, which is celebrated on March 8. The Women's International Network of AMARC (AMARC-WIN) will host the tenth annual campaign related to this event. Programs sent by our members will be given international exposure through the podcast posted on our website.

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Mexico: Update - Ongoing harassment of the Asamblea Popular del Pueblo de Juchitán

On 10 February 2014, human rights defenders Mr Mariano López Gómez and Ms María Isabel Jiménez Salinas received phone calls in which they were harassed for their resistance to the Bíi Hioxo wind farm.

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Indigenous women request states to adopt an economic system that respects Nature

The world’s female indigenous leaders point out that natural-resource exploitation is not only unsustainable, but a threat to their lives.

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Recommendations to the Independent Fact-Finding Committee in Egypt tasked with investigating the events that accompanied 30 June to ensure its success and effectiveness

Nazra for Feminist Studies issued a list of succinct recommendations directed at the independent national fact-finding committee (FFC) tasked with gathering information and evidence regarding the incidents that accompanied 30 June 2013. 

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Cameroon - Homophobic Climate Maintained by State Inaction: Support and Protection Needed for the Defenders of the Rights of LGBTI People

Paris–Geneva, February 3, 2014. The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a joint programme of FIDH and OMCT, outlines the preliminary conclusions of a mission conducted in Cameroon from January 7 to 16, 2014 on the situation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people’s rights defenders.

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