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Zimbabwe: Update – Charges against human rights defender Ms Martha Tholanah quashed

On 26 February 2014, a Harare court Magistrate quashed charges of running an “unregistered” organisation which had been pending against human rights defender Ms Martha Tholanah. 

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We, the women are in Taksim in Istanbul on the 8th of March!

We are, as the women who live in Turkey, shouting our voice on the streets for 11 years, calling out against patriarchy, against men's violence, sexism, heterosexism, capitalism, militarism and war; at the night marches of 8th of March.

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Zimbabwe: Mise à jour - annulation des accusations contre la défenseuse des droits humains Mme Martha Tholanah

Le 26 février 2014, un juge du tribunal de Harare a annulé les accusations de gestion d'une organisation « non enregistrée » qui pesaient contre la défenseuse des droits humains Mme Martha Tholanah. 

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Statement by Indian Groups and Individuals on Uganda Anti-Homosexuality Act

Statement presented to President Yoweri Museveni, Members of Parliament of Uganda, and the People of Uganda. Through Ms Elizabeth Napeyok, High Commissioner, Ugandan High Commission in New Delhi, India.

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Russian Federation: Case against journalist Elena Klimova “must be closed”

On 21 February a court in the Urals city of Nizhnii Taghil ruled that the case against journalist Elena Klimova under “propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations” law must be closed. It means that work on her online project “Children404” aimed to support LGBTI teenagers will continue.

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YCSRR & AWID Statement to the 47th Commission on Population and Development

The Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights (YCSRR) and Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) applaud the Commission’s focus on the assessment of the status of implementation of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development.

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YCSRR, RESURJ & IWHC Statement to the 47th Commission on Population and Development

The International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC), Realizing Sexual and Reproductive Justice (RESURJ), and the Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights (YCSRR) statement to the 47th Commission on Population and Development.

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YCSRR, CHOICE and IWHC Statement to the 58th Commission on the Status of Women

The Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights (YCSRR), CHOICE for Youth and Sexuality, and the International Women’s Health Coalition welcome the Commission’s focus on challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) for women and girls.

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AWID Calls for the Voices of Sex Workers to be Heard by the European Parliament

The Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) joins with sex worker rights organizations around the world in calling for the voices and perspectives of sex workers to be heard by the European Parliament when they vote on 26 February 2014 on the recommendation of the European Parliament’s Women’s Rights and Gender Equality Committee (FEMM) to criminalize the clients of sex workers.

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