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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]


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.


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.


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.


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.


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. 


GCWA statement on Secretary General's report on post 2015

The Global Coalition on Women and AIDS (GCWA) welcomes the United Nations Secretary General's report, "A life of dignity for all: accelerating progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)  and advancing the United Nations development agenda beyond 2015". 


The Belem Do Para Convention will be translated into Indigenous languages

OAS applauds the initiative to translate women's rights into Indigenous languages in Mexico


2nd General Meeting of Women Human Rights Defenders of Mesoamerica

The 2nd General Meeting of the Mesoamerican Women Human Rights Defenders will be held in El Salvador from September 6th to 8th.More than 169 WHRDs from Mesoamerica will meet to develop protection, security and self-care strategies to address the increased rates of attacks and high rates of impunity..


Women and Global Migration Working Group Advocacy Document and Website

The Women and Global Migration Working Group has two exciting announcements to share.  First, we have launched a website, which can be found at



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