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IPPF: Sixth Asia Pacific Population Conference- Civil society statement

Today Civil Society from the Asia Pacific region delivered the CS position on the review of the ICPD at the Sixth Asia Pacific Population Conference. The statement was delivered to over 400 delegates from 42 member states from the region, by the Director of IPPF South Asia region, Anjali Sen.

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International Campaign for Women's Right to Safe Abortion

28 September: International Day of Action for Decriminalisation of Abortion JOIN US! ORGANISE!

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Global Female Condom Day - 16 September

Happy Global Female Condom Day! Get inspired and view various Female Condom Day events around the world.

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First-Ever Environment and Gender Index Will be Available in November

The Environment and Gender Index (EGI) - a project of IUCN - provides the best quantitative data to date on how nations are translating gender and environment mandates into national policy and planning. The EGI will be launched on November 19 during the UNFCCC COP19.  

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Statement presented On behalf of the NGO CSWs of New York, Geneva, Vienna, Africa, and Latin American and Caribbean

The NGO Committees on the Status of Women of New York, Geneva and Vienna, along with the regional NGO Committees of Africa, Latin America and Caribbean, welcome Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka as new Executive Director of UN Women. [1]

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Release Canadian student Kim Chatillon-Meunier from BI detention center—Karapatan

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) last night arrested Kim Chatillon-Meunier, a 24-year old Canadian student, as she passed through immigration at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport for her 7:10pm flight to Hongkong.

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Statement of the 2nd General Meeting of Mesoamerican Women Human Rights Defenders

In recent years, as women human rights defenders (WHRDs) from the Mesoamerican region we have faced a barrage of attacks for defending equality, justice, our territories, our lives and the dignity of our communities.

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USA: Call on US to resolve Syria’s conflict without military strike!

The six laureates of the Nobel Women’s Initiative have called on the United States and its allies to use nonviolent measures available to resolve the conflict in Syria—rather than a military strike.

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Remembering Sunila Abeysekera

AWID mourns the loss of Sunila Abeysekera, a lifelong feminist and women human rights defender in Sri Lanka and South Asia, who played a lead role in the global women’s rights movement. Sunila passed away on 9 September 2013.

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Syria, Chemical Weapons, and Avoiding Military Intervention

The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) welcomes the decision by the British Parliament to refuse the endorsement of military action against Syria. 

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