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The Equal Rights Trust Urges President of Uganda not to Sign Anti-Homosexuality Bill

Following its recent approval by the Parliament of Uganda, The Equal Rights Trust (ERT) has repeated its call to the President of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni, not to sign the Anti-Homosexuality Bill. 

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Women impacted by violence in South Sudan

Since mid-December, nearly 400,000 people have been displaced by violence that has spread throughout South Sudan. Women and children are particularly vulnerable to the escalating violence and reports show that a disproportionate number of women have been displaced by the fighting.  

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Final Declaration and Recommendations of the Peoples' Global Action on Migration, Development and Human Rights

From September 30th to October 4th, 2013, 500 migrant community, civil society, and trade union delegates from 64 countries gathered in New York City at the Church Center for the UN for the 7th annual People’s Global Action on Migration, Development, & Human Rights (PGA). Representing a diverse cross-section of civil society, including migrants’ associations, human rights NGOs, trade unions, workers’ organizations, anti-poverty groups, faith-based organizations, and other social movements, we came together to build the movement for migrants’ rights, strengthen our collective analysis, and demand a place in discussions that affect us.

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Kazakhstan – Update: Human rights defender Ms Roza Tuletaeva to be transferred to penal colony

On 9 January 2014, the Atyrau District Court approved a petition from human rights defender Ms Roza Tuletaeva to be transferred to a low security penal colony.

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Kazakhstan – Update: Human rights defender Ms Roza Tuletaeva to be transferred to settlement colony

On 9 January 2014, the Atyrau District Court approved a petition from human rights defender Ms Roza Tuletaeva to be transferred to a settlement colony, a low security penal colony. 

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Honduras: Update: Trial of human rights defenders Berta Cáceres, Tomás Gómez and Aureliano Molina provisionally suspended

On 9 January 2014, the Appeals Court of Comayagua provisionally suspended the case against human rights defenders Ms Berta Cáceres and Messrs Tomás Gómez and Aureliano Molina

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After advocacy by women's movement, Morocco makes major reform to rape law

Following significant advocacy by the Women's Learning Partnership (WLP) Morocco, the Democratic Association of Moroccan Women (ADFM) and other Moroccan women’s rights organizations, on January 8, 2014, the Moroccan Parliament finally adopted the draft law to amend article 475 of the Criminal /penal Code, which allowed rapists to escape prosecution if they married their victim. 

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Nigeria should repeal law targeting LGBT rights and defenders

(Geneva) - A draconian law signed into force by the Nigerian President violates international law, will have wide-ranging and damaging impacts on the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons, and must be repealed, the International Service for Human Rights said today. 

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Malaysia must reverse ban against leading human rights coalition

(Geneva) - Malaysian authorities should immediately reverse a ban issued against a leading coalition of human rights organisations, the International Service for Human Rights said today. 

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Nuba Mountains: Unlawful killings, Mass Rapes and Arbitrary Arrests of Civilians

During the last two weeks of December 2013, the Sudanese government militias and armed forces, supported by the security elements attacked many areas around Kadugli and Dillanj area. 

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