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Journal of Lesbian Studies - Special Issue: Leading Lesbians Fight Disease and Disability, Volume 18, Issue 1, 2014

This thematic issue of the Journal of Lesbian Studies focuses on the ways in which lesbian leaders have dealt with disease and disability. In the articles that follow, eight prominent lesbians describe what it means to cope with serious illness and medical treatment in the context of lesbian identity and community.

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Journal of Lesbian Studies - Special Issue: Lesbians and White Privilege, Volume 18, Issue 2, 2014

The collection of articles in this special issue moves beyond acknowledgment of privilege and into analysis, using a variety of different methods and perspectives. There are three overarching themes that connect these articles: interdisciplinarity, intersectionality, and identity. As a whole, the articles in this collection situate and explore white privilege and lesbianism in the context of race, class, age, gender, and historical context.

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The Business of Women's Human Rights

A Primer on the United Nations (UN) Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) & the UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights (UNGP). 

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New "Panic Button" app offers greater security to human rights defenders

Human rights defenders (HRDs) working in some of the most repressive and dangerous countries in the world can face unknown and unexpected threats that can come at any time.

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Demystifying Data: A Guide to Using Evidence to Improve Young People’s Sexual Health and Rights

This publication - by Guttmacher Institute and the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) - is designed to be a resource for advocates, sexuality educators, young people, service providers and others working to advance the sexual and reproductive health and rights of young people around the world. It contains a wealth of data on young people’s sexual health and rights in 30 countries and offers guidance on how to use those data to advocate for better programs and improved education and services.

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Witchcraft Accusations & Persecution in Nepal: 2014 Country Report

The belief in witchcraft is endemic within all societies. Despite the fact that this belief often leads to some of the most horrific forms of human rights violations taking place today, these abuses have received relatively little in-depth analysis by the international human rights community. This report, the first in a series of country reports by the Witchcraft & Human Rights Information Network (WHRIN), focuses on the widespread violations that take place in Nepal due to the belief in Boksi (witches).

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“Varying Perceptions, One Outcome”: Field Study Regarding Women’s Rights in Lebanon

“Women’s work in the economic sphere, and them being forced to assume productive gender role came as economic necessity and not due to the developing relations between the two genders, their liberation and equality”. This is one of the major outputs of a study conducted by ABAAD and World Vision and launched in April 2014. 

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Turkey: The Supreme Court due to render its judgement to put an end to the 16 years of judicial harassment against Pınar Selek

The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, publishes today a report which presents the findings of a judicial observation mission conducted between February 2011 and January 2013 on the trial of Ms. Pınar Selek, an academic harassed for her work on minorities in Turkey. 

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Who Decides: How Participatory Grantmaking Benefits Donors, Communities and Movements

The Lafayette Practice conducted research and interviews to analyze and compare the practices of eight premiere international Participatory Grantmaking Funds (PGF). TLP examined existing data regarding the qualitative aspects of the funds and their grantees, including functions, roles, and budgets.

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2014 Front Line Defenders Annual Report

This report highlights developments in the situation of human rights defenders in 2013. It illustrates some of the main global and regional trends which emerged from Front Line Defenders’ work. 

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