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World March of Women Newsletter

Friends and activist sisters of the World March of Women from around the world, we send you our heartfelt greetings from Mozambique - this piece of humanity on the eastern, Sub-saharian coast of Africa.

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E-learning Modules on Gender and Agriculture

This course offered by Gender in Agriculture is composed of 17 e-learning modules. It was created based on the Gender in Agriculture Sourcebook, which was published in 2008 by the World Bank, IFAD, and FAO.

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16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign: 2013 Analytical Summary

The summary is an analysis of participation in 2013 and reflects the information shared by advocates through email, the Campaign Calendar, Take Action Kit requests, as well as Post-Campaign Survey, current events related to the Campaign via Google Alerts, and other correspondence. This is not however the full breadth of global events surrounding the 16 Days Campaign. 

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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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