We, the undersigned 342 civil society organizations and individuals wish to submit to you the CSO African Common Position on ICPD.
Based on feedback from participating organizations and activist individuals in the 2012 campaign, the recent call for input on the theme, and discussion with attendees at the 16 Days Open Forum at the CSW57, CWGL has launched the 2013 Theme Announcement for the 16 Days Campaign!
NY—MADRE, an international women’s human rights organization, spoke out [June 14] to oppose the Obama Administration’s decision to send arms to Syrian opposition forces.
Delivered by H.E. Ambassador Jose Luis Cancela, Permanent Representative of Uruguay to the United Nations, on behalf of the Governments of Argentina, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Israel, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Montenegro, Mozambique, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Portugal, Rwanda, South Africa, Slovenia, Turkey, United Kingdom.
The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) has selected Jakarta-based journalist Prodita Sabarini as the 2013-14 IWMF Elizabeth Neuffer Fellow. Sabarini is the ninth recipient of the annual fellowship, which gives a woman journalist working in print, broadcast or online media the opportunity to build skills while focusing exclusively on human rights journalism and social justice issues.
Honduras: Human rights defender Ms Berta Cáceres granted temporary stay in proceedings due to lack of evidence (update)
On 13 June 2013, human rights defender Ms Berta Cáceres was granted a temporary stay in proceedings against her due to a lack of evidence.
Fourteen women held in El Obeid Prison, in Sudan’s Northern Kordofan State, were released on 26 April, but have been told that they may be charged in the future.
Cambodia: Appeal court upholds conviction but reduces sentence of human rights defender Ms Yorm Bopha (update)
On 14 June 2013, the Court of Appeals in Phnom Penh upheld the conviction of housing rights defender Ms Yorm Bopha, but reduced her sentence from three to two years.
This case before the Supreme Court of India involved the support of ESCR-Net Members, Human Rights Law Network and Center for Reproductive Rights, and focused on government practices regarding female sterilization, which lacked counseling or informed consent and included unhygienic and un-anesthetized operating conditions, as well as the sterilization of minors.
23rd session of the Human Rights Council - Item 6, UPR Report, 6 June 2013 Statement of ILGA, International Lesbian and Gay Association. Read by Yahia Zaidi