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25 African CSOs Oppose Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Bill

Uganda’s draconian Anti-homosexuality Bill is currently awaiting President Yoweri Museveni’s signature. President Museveni has 30 days from 23 January 2014 when the bill was presented to him to either sign it into law or return it back to Parliament for reconsideration. The bill is in gross violation of basic human rights principles enshrined in Uganda’s constitution and international law.  CIVICUS has coordinated a joint letter by 25 civil society groups based in Africa urging President Museveni - for reasons outlined below - to do the right thing by rejecting this regressive Bill.


YCSRR Launches New Website!

The Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights (YCSRR) is excited to announce the launch of its new website!


The Africa Women Want Beyond 2015

Women’s rights organizations from across Africa call for gender equality concerns to be fully integrated into the Common Africa Position being developed on the Post 2015 development agenda. 


United Nations Human Rights Council: Special Session on the Human Rights Situation in the Central African Republic

Since the Seleka rebel coalition seized power in March 2013, the Central African Republic has been in the grip of a grave human rights and humanitarian crisis. Human Rights Watch, since April 2013, has documented widespread burning and pillaging of villages, extrajudicial executions, rape, and the recruitment of children as soldiers by Seleka forces. In August 2013, Christian anti-balaka militia, in an attempt to seize power and retaliate against the predominantly Muslim Seleka, began to target Muslim residents, whom they accused of supporting the Seleka. Human Rights Watch has investigated the cycle of sectarian violence since then.


End Gender Discrimination Now! in Malaysia, Pakistan and Paraguay: Panel selects three winners and six runners-up; entries from 63 countries

Coalition-building and creativity were key to the winning strategies submitted to the End Gender Discrimination Now! contest organized by four partners: Gender at Work, the Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID), BRIDGE, and the Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO)  Argentina. Three first prize winners and six runners-up were selected from more than 250 submissions from 63 countries. 


World Pulse Launches Action Campaign for Women's Digital Inclusion

We are excited to announce the launch of our WWW: Women Weave the Web Campaign! Join World Pulse in supporting women who are using the Internet to transform the world. From the streets of Nairobi to the plazas of Buenos Aires, women are logging on and sparking change. Now is the time to break down the digital divide. Participate in our campaign to make sure that every woman can access the tools that will empower her!


Honduras – Update: Temporary detention of human rights defender Ms Berta Cáceres

On 26 January 2014, at midday, human rights defender and co-ordinator general of the Consejo Cívico de Organizaciones Populares e Indígenas de HondurasCOPINH (Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organisations of Honduras), Ms Berta Cáceres, was temporarily detained.


Upcoming courses at the Violence Prevention Learning Center

Raising Voices and the Center for Domestic Violence Prevention (CEDOVIP) announce the launch of the Violence Prevention Learning Center!


Spain: Women and professionals will seek sexual, reproductive and professional asylum at the French embassy

Today in Spain abortion is legal and it is a right, but you can lose it tomorrow. Seek asylum in the French embassy.



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