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Launch of the Gender & Militarism Social Media Campaign

The Women Peacemakers Program (WPP) is happy to announce the worldwide celebration of May 24 - International Women’s Day for Peace and Disarmament – marking also the launch of the Gender & Militarism Social Media Campaign.

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Official launch of the ACT 2015! advocacy strategy toolkit for young people to advance SRHR and HIV in Post 2015!

To mobilize young people to influence the post-2015 agenda UNAIDS in full collaboration with the PACT for social transformation in the AIDS response, a coalition of 25 youth organizations with more than 1 million young people in their collective networks, launched ACT 2015: one goal, many voices.

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SANAC: National Men’s Sector and Brothers for Life Campaign supports the call ‘To Bring Back Our Girls’

The South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) Men’s Sector and the Brothers for Life Campaign add our voices to the millions worldwide who have expressed shock and dismay at the abduction of over 200 girls in Nigeria by Boko Haram, and the less than adequate responses by the Nigerian government and the global community to date.

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Statement by UNDP Administrator Helen Clark on the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

The International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia provides an opportunity to reaffirm that the rights of LGBT people are a matter of concern to all of us working on human development. 

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Statement by UN Women Executive Director on International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

On the 17th of May 1990, the World Health Organization removed homosexuality from its list of mental disorders. Twenty four years later, we mark that landmark decision and celebrate the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.

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EU Elections - Call for Implementation of Fundamental Human Rights for Women & Men

The future of Europe can only be grounded in guaranteeing and implementing the fundamental human rights for women and men

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Statement of Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition on the Arrest of Protest Leaders Calling for Return of the Abducted Schoolgirls in Nigeria

The Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition (WHRD IC) condemns the abduction of over 240 Nigerian schoolgirls in April and the recent abduction of at least eight more girls in May. We are also deeply concerned by the arrest of the protest leaders calling for the release of the abducted schoolgirls. The arrest is a violation of their rights to freedom of expression, association and assembly.

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Civil Society Organisations Commend the African Commission’s Resolution Condemning Violence Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

A coalition of organisations and human rights defenders working to advance human and peoples’ rights welcomes the adoption of a Resolution on ‘Protection Against Violence and other Human Rights Violations Against Persons on the Basis of their Real or Imputed Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity' by the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights at its 55thsession held in Luanda, Angola, April 2014.

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Declaration by ROFAF on the abduction of Nigerian girls

The whole world has learned with dismay the abduction, on the evening of Monday, April 14, 2014, of more than 200 high school students aged 12 to 18 years from their boarding school in Chibok in Borno State in north-eastern Nigeria by Islamist group Boko Haram. Fifty of them managed to escape their captors but others are still held. The exact number is still unclear. The police suspect the kidnapping of 276 people, while other sources suggest 257 and 180.

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International Campaign for Women's Right to Safe Abortion Statement: Safe abortion and the post-2015 agenda

The statement below "Safe abortion and the post-2015 agenda" was written following the 47thCommission on Population and Development' Outcome resolution. It should be used for advocacy for the right to safe abortion and for wide dissemination to NGOs and women's groups and to key players at national, regional and global level who are involved in developing the ICPD Beyond 20 and the post-2015 agenda and the sustainability development goals.  

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