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DRC: Death threats and intimidation silencing human rights defenders

Death threats and intimidation by armed groups and state security forces in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo over the past year have made it extremely difficult for human rights defenders to carry out their work, Amnesty International said today. 

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Violence Against Women: Health and Justice for Canadian Muslim Women

New publication from the Canadian Council of Muslim Women. By Pamela Cross, foreword by Asma Barlas.

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Feminist Africa Issue 18. 2013: e-spaces : e-politics

Feminist Africa is produced as one of Africa's first free and open access online scholarly-activist journal. 

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Journal of Human Rights Practice on the Protection of Human Rights Defenders

This Special Issue has a unique focus on the issues and challenges that human rights defenders face and provides a critical analysis of protection initiatives and gaps.

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New book "Engaging with Empowerment An intellectual and experiential journey"

In this fascinating collection of writings, Srilatha Batliwala, feminist thinker and practitioner, explores the many dimensions of what empowerment means for, and to, women. 

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Report of the Expert Group Meeting on Structural and Policy Constraints in Achieving the MDGs for Women and Girls

UN Women in collaboration with The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean

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What would a Feminist CCT Programme Look Like?

The Ain es-Sira Conditional Cash Transfers (CCT) pilot progamme in Egypt is one of the first of its kind to be launched in the Arab world. The programme works with ultra-poor families, especially mothers and female heads of households with school-aged children, in the Cairene slum of Ain es-Sira. The case study describes a pilot which served as an experimental research model for scaling up such a scheme at the national level and provides insights into its impact.

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UN Women's Constitutional database

With this searchable online database, UN Women seeks to provide a global mapping tool that places a gender lens to constitutional texts.

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Security in-a-box: Tools and tactics for your digital security

Security in-a-box is a collaborative effort of the Tactical Technology Collective and Front Line Defenders. It was created to meet the digital security and privacy needs of advocates and human rights defenders. Security in-a-box includes a How-to Booklet, which addresses a number of important digital security issues. It also provides a collection of Hands-on Guides, each of which includes a particular freeware or open source software tool, as well as instructions on how you can use that tool to secure your computer, protect your information or maintain the privacy of your Internet communication.

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Claiming Rights: Domestic Workers’ Movements and Global Advances for Labor Reform

This 33-page report, released by the International Domestic Workers' Network (IDWN), the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), and Human Rights Watch, charts ratification of the International Labour Organization (ILO) Domestic Workers Convention, national labor law reforms, and the growing influence of emerging domestic workers’ rights movements.

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