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DTK Women’s Council Statement on Current Crisis in Rojava (Syria) and Palestine

DTK (Congress for a Democratic Society) Women's Council's call to the public opinion of the world.

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CARE Mobile Health Teams to Provide Care for Pregnant Women and Vulnerable Families in Gaza

CARE and its partners are preparing to provide emergency mobile health teams to serve people affected by the violence in Gaza. Needs are particularly high for pregnant women and for those who can’t travel to hospitals or medical clinics. Pregnant women are travelling to hospitals in the midst of the bombing to get medical support, while other people are unable or unwilling to leave their houses for anything other than life-threatening injuries.

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Urgent call for action - Union of Palestinian Women's Committees

The Union of Palestinian Women's Committees as one of the active women organizations in Palestine is calling for urgent actions around the world to stop the massacres and the massive military violence against our people. 

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Union of Palestinian Women’s Committees: Long live Palestine and freedom for our people

The Zionists Occupation army, led by the Government of settlers continues to commit war crimes against our people. They commit crime after crime, massacre after massacre, targeting women and children, the elderly and families, attacking our land, trees, and buildings so they are violating our peoples right to live safely. They use the most powerful means of killing, aircraft, tanks and advanced missiles.

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World March of Women condemns Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip, Palestine

The World March of Women condemns the extreme violence used by Israel in the Gaza Strip and demands the immediate cessation of all hostility in this and other Palestinian territories.

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Statement by ARROW on the Resolution by the Human Rights Council, 26th session on its narrow formulation on the ‘Protection of the family’

Statement by the Asian-Pacific Resource & Research Centre for Women (ARROW), a non-governmental organisation in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council on the Resolution by the Human Rights Council, 26th session on its narrow formulation on the ‘Protection of the family’.

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IFUW calls for the compilation and public dissemination of gender & age-specific disaggregated data to monitor MDGs progress and as part of Post-2015 Development Goals

The International Federation of University Women (IFUW) calls on all governments, regional agencies and other relevant bodies to incorporate a gender-specific perspective in gathering, analysing and publishing indicators of development, so that gender disparities and biases can be properly identified and addressed. The compilation and publication of data, which specifically examines the participation of girls and women in society, is needed immediately so as to track the progress being made in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Jewish activists light children’s dolls on fire at Yad Vashem to protest Gaza attack

Saturday, 12th July, a group called Jews Against Genocide (JAG) held a memorial service for Palestinian children killed by Israel in its current attack on Gaza. JAG set aflame to a pile of dolls covered in red paint at Yad Vashem, Israel’s holocaust memorial museum. Jews Against Genocide (JAG) is a movement of Jews from all over the world, including Israelis, who are protesting against Israel’s intent to commit genocide against the non-Jewish indigenous people of Palestine.

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Wrap Up of the Sexual Rights Initiative at the UN Human Rights Council 26

The 26th session of the UN Human Rights Council took place from 10 – 27 June 2014. Below are some highlights of sexual rights-related to Resolutions, discussions, UPR outcomes and parallel events that the SRI engaged with during this session.

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Pillay alarmed at mounting civilian toll in Gaza, appeals to all sides to abide by international law

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Friday expressed alarm at the Israeli military operations resulting in the killing of Palestinian civilians in Gaza, as well as the indiscriminate firing of rockets from Gaza into Israel. She appealed to all sides to abide by their obligations under international human rights law and international humanitarian law.

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