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Dubbed Terrorists, Mayans Fight Back Against Guatemalan Mining Projects

In the town of San Miguel Ixtahuacán, Guatemala, such as Doña Crisanta and other WHRDs, continue to peacefully protest against the presence of the Marlin gold mine, despite their continued persecution, criminalization, and intimidation by the State.

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Women – the Pillar of the Social Struggle in Chile’s Patagonia Region

In few places in Chile are women the pillars of community, grassroots rural and environmental movements as they are in the southern wilderness region of Patagonia. It is a social role that history forced them to assume in this remote part of the country.

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Why have women been excluded from peace-building in Sudan?

Sudanese women contribute greatly to their communities during war, but they have been left out of the formal peace process

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Pope Francis has done little to improve women’s lives

Women do not seem to have a place in the pope’s vision of a Catholic church that cares for the world’s poor people

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The Killing of Margarita Murillo in Honduras

Margarita Murillo was shot and killed early Tuesday morning in the village of El Planón, located within the municipality of Villanueva in northern Honduras. 

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Ethiopia’s game-changing abortion law

After decades battling high maternal death rates - at least a third of which were due to botched abortions - Ethiopia took a stand: it prioritized newborn and maternal health, and in 2005 it relaxed its abortion law in an effort to save women’s lives. 

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El Salvador: Press Release - Citizens Group for the Decriminalization of Therapeutic, Ethical and Eugenic Abortion

El Salvador 13 August 2014

To the Salvadoran citizenship, civil society organizations, the media and public institutions, we express the following:

One of the major print media outlets in El Salvador has recently published articles expressing opinions and information related to our organizations and their activities in the defence of women’s rights. Specifically regarding the unjust criminalization and imprisonment of women for reasons related to abortion with aggravated murder sentences of up to 40 years.

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The Guardian view on Ireland’s new abortion law: no choice at all

Ireland’s abortion act promised access to abortion at least in a few cases. In practice, it seems to have made no difference at all

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Iraq: The UN Must Take Immediate Action To Prevent Further Mass Atrocities Against Minorities

The UN Security Council (UNSC) should rapidly take new action to protect the Yazidis community in Nothern Iraq from further abuses by the Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (ISIS) and affiliated terrorist groups and prevent further advancement of the so-called “Islamic State” into Iraq but also into other neighbouring countries such as Syria and Lebanon. 

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A pregnant, suicidal rape victim fought Ireland's new abortion law. The law won

Anti-abortion activists claim that legal restrictions are in the best interests of women, but they never are.

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