We are writing to ask you to join a solidarity effort for our dear friend Sunila Abeysekera, a leading women’s human rights defender, who is in a life struggle with cancer. AWID is joining this campaign in solidarity with Sunila, a dear friend and partner for many years. Please consider collaborating.
Appeals and Urgent Actions
INDIA: Punish the perpetrators of assault on women Human Rights Defenders in Lalitpur, Uttar Pradesh
The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received very disturbing information regarding the assault on five women human rights defenders working with Sahjani Shiksha Kendra (SSK) in Lalitpur, Uttar Pradesh.
We are writing to ask you for urgent help on the case of Beatriz, the 22-year-old woman in El Salvador whose life is at risk if she carries on with her pregnancy. As of today, there has still been no decision by the Salvadoran Supreme Court, and no action by the Salvadoran authorities to allow her to have the interruption of pregnancy she needs.
Calls for Participation
Moremi Initiative for Women’s Leadership in Africa proudly announces the 2013 MILEAD (Moremi Initiative Leadership and Empowerment Development) Fellows. The 28 selected MILEAD Fellows represent Africa’s most promising young women leaders with the courage and commitment to lead and shape the future of Africa.
The March 2014 issue of the international journal Gender & Development, (published for Oxfam GB by Routledge/Taylor and Francis) will look at Education and Learning from a gender justice and women’s rights perspective.
We encourage staff, research students and post-doctoral researchers from all discipline across all faculties, whose research interests are related to issues of gender and/or sexualities, to present their research.
UN Women. Cairo, Egypt.
Closing date: June 5, 2013.
Planned Parenthood Federation of America. New York, NY, USA.
EngenderHealth. New York, NY, USA.