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Nigeria: Bring back the abducted school girls of Chibok

If we forget about these girls it means we are forgetting our own sisters, our own people."- Malala Yousafzai[1]

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"Keep it open, baby": Building principles for a feminist internet

APC held a global meeting on gender, sexuality and the internet in Malaysia between 12 and 17 April, to explore and develop the collective understanding of what a feminist internet looks like.

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Women Weave the Web campaign launches phase 2 on digital literacy

Throughout phase 1 on digital access, the World Pulse community blew us away with incredible stories of women championing access to the internet and driving home the need for a free, open and universal web. World Pulse has shared their recommendations on women’s digital access at conferences and forums around the world such as RightsCon, Social Media Week and the Alliance for Affordable Internet’s Nigeria Forum.

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Three Human Right Defenders Selected as Final Nominees for the Martin Ennals Award 2014

This award is selected by the International Human Rights Community (See Jury Below) and given to Human Rights Defenders who have shown deep commitment and face great personal risk. The aim of the award is to highlight their work and protect them through increased visibility.

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Speak Up and Speak Out: Protecting Freedom of Expression for LGBT People

Each year on 17 May, the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO-T) is an opportunity to celebrate progress made and highlight challenges that still remain in securing fundamental human rights for LBGT people and those who speak out about issues affecting them.

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China: Update - Female Activist Liu Hua Released

Anti-corruption activist Liu Hua was released from detention on 17 April. She was criminally detained for 37 days as a result of her work exposing abuses in China’s Re- Education Through Labour (RTL) system. 

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Three Human Right Defenders Selected as Final Nominees for the Martin Ennals Award 2014

This award is selected by the International Human Rights Community (See Jury Below) and given to Human Rights Defenders who have shown deep commitment and face great personal risk. The aim of the award is to highlight their work and protect them through increased visibility.

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USA/UK: Snowden alleges spy agencies have targeted human rights defenders

Former US intelligence contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden’s latest allegations point to a very real risk that human rights defenders, including Amnesty International staff, have been the targets of mass surveillance by the US and British spy agencies. 

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