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Oxfam Report: Time to end extreme inequality

"This report from Oxfam is a stark and timely portrait of the growing inequality which characterises much of Africa and the world today" - Graça Machel, Founder of the Graça Machel Trust

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CWGL's Annual Report

We are pleased to share the Center for Women's Global Leadership's annual report for 2014. Thank you for your commitment and dedication in promoting women's rights and gender equality at the local, regional, national and international levels. 

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UN Women and Publish What You Pay launch gender guide for natural resource management

Today, UN Women and Publish What You Pay (PWYP), a global coalition campaigning for an open extractive sector, launched the toolkit “Extracting Equality – A Guide”, which examines how to approach the issue of gender within the extractive sector. Written by PWYP and UN Women, along with experts working on gender and the extractives worldwide, the guide is the first-ever extractive value chain to combine gender with good governance.

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Women in Law and Development in Africa - October 2014 Newsletter

Within the framework of the Beijing+20 Campaign, UN-Women devoted August to girl child, one of the 12 priorities areas of the Beijing Platform for Action. The team of Women in Law and Development in Africa (WiLDAF) newsletter wishes to amplify this campaign on the girl child and for a very good reason!

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Women's Rights Campaigning Info-Activism Toolkit

The Women's Rights Campaigning: Info-Activism Toolkit is a new guide for women's rights activists, advocates, NGOs and community based organisations who want to use technology tools and practices in their campaigning.

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The Global Gender Gap Report 2014

The Global Gender Gap Report, introduced by the World Economic Forum in 2006, provides a framework for capturing the magnitude and scope of gender-based disparities around the world. The index benchmarks national gender gaps on economic, political, education- and health-based criteria and provides country rankings that allow for effective comparison across regions and income groups and over time.

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Boko Haram Violence against Women and Girls in Northeast Nigeria

Boko Haram, Nigeria’s homegrown Islamist insurgency, whose name in Hausa roughly translates as “Western education is forbidden,” has abducted at least 500 women and girls from northern Nigerian since 2009 and has perpetrated numerous human rights abuses against them in captivity. The April 14, 2014 abduction of 276 girls from a secondary school in Chibok, a rural town in Borno State, focused a much-needed spotlight on this increasing scourge.

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Sexual Rights Initiative collaborates with national organizations and activists in preparation for UPR20

The 20th session of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) will take place at the UN Human Rights Council, in Geneva, from October 27 - November 7 2014. 

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Special issue of SUR International Journal on Human Rights

The Journal celebrates 10 years with 55 articles on the successes and challenges of the human rights movement

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A ‘Movement Support’ Organization: The Experience of the Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID)

This article is from the SUR International Journal on Human Rights, Vol. 11 - Nº 20, June/2014, by Conectas Human Rights. It was co-authored by Rochelle Jones, Sarah Rosenhek and Anna Turley - AWID’s Writer and Editor; Acting Director of Programs, and Director of Information and Communications, respectively.

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