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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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Bangladesh Human Rights Report 2013

FIDH member organisation in Bangladesh, Odhikar, published its 2013 annual human rights report, which lists a number of areas of concern, including those related to violence against women, workers rights, freedom of expression, and risks for human rights defenders.

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Extremism as Mainstream: Implications for Women, Development & Security in the MENA / Asia Region

Religious extremism is spreading throughout the Middle East and Muslim majority contexts, with profound consequences for social, regional, and global security. The response by many countries has been primarily militarized. There has been far less emphasis on the root causes and social effects of the broader phenomenon of rising religious extremism, especially in non-violent forms. One central feature of extremist movements is that they target women – not only violently, but using social, media and legal strategies to limit and eliminate civic, political, and economic participation.

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Egypt: Keeping Women Out – Sexual violence in the public sphere

New report published on 16 April 2014 by FIDH, Nazra for Feminist Studies, New Women Foundation and the Uprising of Women in the Arab World.

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Post-2015 Brief on Youth SRR and HIV in recognition of Youth HIV&AIDS Awareness Day

National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day is a day to educate the public about the impact of HIV and AIDS on young people as well as highlight the amazing work young people are doing across the country to fight the HIV & AIDS epidemic. As an international organization, the Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights (YCSRR) hopes to transform this message from a national day into one that is globally recognized.

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TransFeminista: Quarterly Newsletter Vol 1: Issue 1 2014

First edition of the TransFeminista newsletter from SHE - social, health and empowerment feminist collective of transgender and intersex women of Africa

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