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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. 


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have wide-ranging and damaging impacts on the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons, and must be repealed, the International Service for Human Rights said today. 


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. 


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. 


Mexico: Judicial proceedings begin against alleged perpetrators of serious human rights violations committed against Inés Fernández y Valentina Rosendo

Both Me'phaa indigenous women were victims of serious human rights violations in 2002 committed by elements of the Mexican Army.


The Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights Wraps up its Series of Four Regional SRHR Workshops with Over 80 Youth Activists Worldwide

More than 80 young activists from around the globe have now been trained to effectively advocate for Sexual and Reproductive Rights (SRR).


Tunisia: Strengthen New Constitution’s Human Rights Protection

Tunisia should bring its nearly completed draft constitution in line with international human rights standards and the country’s obligations under international law, said four human rights organizations. The National Constituent Assembly (NCA) began voting on the constitution article by article on January 3, 2014.


The Front Line Defenders Award 2014

Front Line Defenders is now calling for nominations for the 2014 Front Line Award for Human Rights Defenders at Risk.The deadline is midnight on Friday 24 January 2014. 


Release: Uganda Passes Anti-homosexuality Bill

The Uganda Parliament has passed the infamous Anti-Homosexuality Bill, first proposed in 2009 and condemned by the international human rights community, President Obama, and other international dignitaries.


Committee of UN General Assembly passes resolution on right to privacy

On 26 November 2013, the Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Committee committee of the UN General Assembly passed a resolution on privacy in the digital age. This is a major breakthrough for human rights advocates around the world, since it is the first resolution of this kind to focus on right to privacy.



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