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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.

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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.

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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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CEDAW Committee Statement on the Situation in Gaza for Women & Girls

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women

Fifty-eighth session

30 June – 18 July 2014

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CPDE Calls for Urgent Action in Palestine

The CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE) stands in solidarity with all victims of the conflict in Gaza.  As the casualties and destruction mount, we believe the situation has become untenable and goes against the Istanbul Principles which embody our  principles as civil society.

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“Let Gaza Live! End Gaza Genocide! We Are All Gaza”: A statement by a coalition of Palestinian women’s groups

Act to end complicity with Israel’s massacre of Gaza. Wear black to show your sympathy and support for the people of Gaza.  Wear black to show your opposition to those who aid Israel’s accumulative genocide against the Palestinian people.

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Post-2015 Youth Global Strategy Meeting Statement by Young LGBTIQ Activists

Over the last few years, governments, civil society and UN agencies have been working together to determine the post-2015 development framework, specifically through an open-working group (OWG) process that is wrapping up this summer. Most recently, member states participating in the OWG have developed a set of proposed goals and targets to address all areas of development. While the draft framework is a good place to start, there are key aspects missing, specifically around young people and their diverse sexual orientation and gender identity and expression (SOGI/E).

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El Salvador: Press Release - Citizens Group for the Decriminalization of Therapeutic, Ethical and Eugenic Abortion

El Salvador 13 August 2014

To the Salvadoran citizenship, civil society organizations, the media and public institutions, we express the following:

One of the major print media outlets in El Salvador has recently published articles expressing opinions and information related to our organizations and their activities in the defence of women’s rights. Specifically regarding the unjust criminalization and imprisonment of women for reasons related to abortion with aggravated murder sentences of up to 40 years.

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Nobel Women: Release human rights activist Leyla Yunus

The Nobel Women’s Initiative calls on the Azerbaijani authorities to release human rights defenders Leyla Yunus and her husband Arif Yunus. Leyla is the founding director of the Peace and Democracy Institute in Baku and a friend of the Nobel Women’s Initiative. The activists have been detained now for over two weeks. 

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Update: Israel – Court rejects request to release human rights defender Ms Shireen Essawi

On 7 August 2014, the Israeli High Court of Justice rejected the request of Ms Shireen Essawi's lawyer for her release.

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