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Forum of Women’s NGOs of Kyrgyzstan Statement to 58th session on CSW

"Women's empowerment, women's rights must be part of development agenda"

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Human rights defender and pro-democracy activist Zainab Al-Kawaja has been released from prison

Bahraini human rights defender and pro-democracy activist Zainab Al-Kawaja, imprisoned on a variety of concurrent charges since February 2013, was released from prison Sunday. 

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AWID first reactions to CSW58 draft agreed conclusions

The draft agreed conclusions, or ‘zero draft,’ produced by UN Women to open discussions ahead of the 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), which will be held in New York between 10 and 21 March 2014, was released on 4 February. AWID offers here initial reactions and analysis as negotiations begin. 

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Announcing the launch of WomenWorldCulture

WomenWorldCulture draws on 29 years of experience and leadership by the International Association of Women of Color Day (IAWOCD) and advocates equality and justice for women of color in the US, indigenous women of the world, and all women/cultures which have been subjected to discrimination and injustices. This work has led to the development of WomenWorldCulture, a new, global network and resource focused on women, cultures and sustainability which incorporates and continues Women of Color Day.

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NGO Statement on Alarming Sexual & Gender Based Violence in Congo

Joint written statement* submitted to the UN Human Rights Council by Femmes Afrique Solidarité, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, World Young Women's Christian Association, UN Non-Governmental Organizations in Special Consultative Status

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Statement against Criminalizing Clients of Sex Workers

Statement by AWID member Mama Cash  "Barking up the Wrong Tree: Criminalizing Clients of Sex Workers Will Not End Trafficking" signed by 7 international, European- and North American-based feminist women's funds.

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CWGL Joint Statement submitted to the United Nations 58th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women

The Center for Women's Global Leadership (CWGL), Rutgers University is pleased to share the Joint Statement to Promote a Global Development Strategy based on Human Rights submitted to the United Nations 58th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW58).

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WGNRR Statement to the 58th CSW: Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls

This is a statement by Women’s Global Network for Reproductive Rights (WGNRR) representing over one thousand organisations and individuals from seventy three countries, working towards the fulfilment of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of all, with a specific focus on the rights of women and girls.

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Written Statement by the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom for the 58th Commission on the Status of Women

“NO DEVELOPMENT WITHOUT DISARMAMENT”. Militarization, and cultures of militarism, are double-edged swords against peace: with one hand, they exacerbate violence; with the other, they raid the coffers of peace.

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Mexico: Update - Ongoing harassment of the Asamblea Popular del Pueblo de Juchitán

On 10 February 2014, human rights defenders Mr Mariano López Gómez and Ms María Isabel Jiménez Salinas received phone calls in which they were harassed for their resistance to the Bíi Hioxo wind farm.

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