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Postponement Announcement: The African Grantmakers Network 3rd Assembly 2014: Philanthropy in Africa: People, Policy and Practice

The board of the African Grantmakers Network (AGN) regret to inform you of the postponement of the 3rd AGN Assembly that was due to take place from 17th – 19th November 2014 in Accra, Ghana. This will now take place in the second half of 2015.


Cuba: Update – Raid and Siege at Home of Human Rights Defender Damaris Moya Portieles

On 26 August 2014, the house of human rights defender Ms Damaris Moya Portieles was raided by state security agents. Since 30 August 2014, the house has been under surveillance. This is the most recent in a series of break-ins, raids and attacks on the human rights defender and her family at their home. 


Film: The Human Cost of Cooperating with the UN

Labelled a traitor and threatened with death, Sunanda has never been able to return to his home country after leaving to attend the Council session five years ago. All this for speaking out – as he is entitled to – at a UN meeting.


APC leads global discussions on the internet, human rights, access and gender at 2014 Internet Governance Forum

Since 2006, APC has been a key player in creating a space for civil society in internet policy making. The ninth Internet Governance Forum kicks off on 2 September in Istanbul, Turkey. For four days, people around the globe will discuss everything related to how the internet runs– from who makes decisions, what works, what doesn’t, and how things can be better.


Egypt: Update - Woman Human Rights Defender Sanaa Seif Starts Hunger Strike

On 28 August 2014, woman human rights defender Ms. Sanaa Seif declared that she was starting an open hunger strike where she is taking water only, to protest against the Protest and Public Assembly Law, which has led to the continuation of her arbitrary arrest and others. 


WHRD-IC Statement on Violence Against Hana Ahmed

Government of Bangladesh must act to protect Women Human Rights Defenders in Chittagong Hill Tracts. The Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition (WHRD-IC) condemns the violent attack on woman human rights defender Hana Shams Ahmed allegedly by the Bangalee Somo Odhikar Andolon (BSOA) group and is alarmed by the failure of police to provide protection despite known, repeated threats.


The Killing of Margarita Murillo in Honduras

Margarita Murillo was shot and killed early Tuesday morning in the village of El Planón, located within the municipality of Villanueva in northern Honduras. 


New developments in the International Classification of Diseases Revision Process

GATE (Global Action for Trans* Equality) and STP, International Campaign Stop Trans Pathologization report that the World Health Organization (WHO) has published online its proposals on trans* health in the ICD-11 Beta Draft.


Copenhagen Announced as the Official Location of the Women Deliver 2016 Global Conference

Denmark highlights commitment to girls and women with conference announcement and launch of a new gender framework.


Gender Discriminatory Nationality Laws Addressed and Risk of Statelessness Reduced by Suriname

On 10 July 2014, Suriname’s National Assembly passed the Draft Law on Nationality and Residency (“the Law”), amending Law No. 4 of 24 November 1975 on Surinamese Nationality and Residence.



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