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A Report from the Ground in Gaza and a Call for Peace

Since Monday 7 July, over 90 people – nearly half women and children – have been killed in Gaza. Thousands of children are experiencing what it is like to be bombarded; thousands of families are now without shelter. The military bomb attacks on the densely populated Gaza Strip have resulted in an immense human toll, while rockets continue to be fired at families on the Israeli side of the border, feeding the cycle of violence. 


Statement by Gigi Francisco, representing DAWN, and the Women’s Major Group

Statement delivered by Gigi Francisco, representing DAWN and the Women’s Major Group at the High Level Political Forum (HLPF) Ministerial Dialogue “Weaving regional realities and regional priorities into the post-2015 development agenda”, 7 July 2014.


'This is not the world we want' state women's groups at High Level Political Forum

Statement delivered on behalf of the Women's Major Group at the High Level Political Forum Ministerial Dialogue “Preparing the high-level political forum for post 2015: Steering implementation of the development agenda and reviewing progress”, July 8, 2014 in New York.


Update on WLP Mauritania Partner Aminetou Mint Moctor, Following Fatwa Threatening Death by Extremist Group

During WLP’s July 9, 2014 interview with WLP Partner and human rights activist Aminetou Mint El Moctar about the recent fatwa calling for her death, Aminetou expressed concern for the continuing threat against her and lack of government action on her behalf. 


A Statement by PWWSD on Collective Punishment by Israeli Forces

The Palestinian Working Women's Society for Development (PWWSD) condemns the ongoing actions of the Israeli military in the last month, as in recent years. As history marks incidents of occupation forces punishing people through repressive acts of violence, this is largely the case in occupied Palestine. 


APC condemns arbitrary detention of women human rights defenders in Egypt

The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) denounces the arrests of 23 protestors and human rights defenders in Egypt, including the arrest of Yara Sallam, long-time APC partner and human rights advocate.


Human Rights Council: Historic resolution adopted for a legally binding instrument on TNCs

The United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) adopted, through a vote, a historic and significant resolution to start a process for an international legally instrument on transnational corporations.


Polish Doctors to Deny Legal Abortions, Contraception, IVF for Religious Reasons

Religious fundamentalists along with Polish bishops have made a successful attempt to undermine the foundations of secular healthcare. Consequences may be deadly.


The European Commission May Withdraw the Maternity Leave Directive

The European Women’s Lobby cries scandal as the rhetoric on women’s rights and gender equality takes a blow.


Young People Strategize toward Post-2015 Agenda at Cross-Regional Meeting

Twenty-one young people from across regions and movements convened in Hong Kong last week to share information and strategize around mutual priorities for the post-2015 development agenda.



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