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Jerusalem: A City Divided

Jerusalem today is a divided city. Between the wall, checkpoints, closures and administrative hurdles, communities in East Jerusalem are becoming increasingly fragmented. Tension in the city is high, and Israeli settlements in the heart of Palestinian communities have put residents at an increased risk of violence. City services to Palestinian communities are often lacking, leaving many residents without adequate rubbish collection, clean water or sanitation, leading to public health concerns and contributing to a low quality of life.


Gendering the Ebola Outbreak: Connecting the Missing Dots

This report by Urgent Action Fund - Africa connects the dots and explores the gendered dimensions of the Ebola outbreak. It explore several issues including the invisible and undervalued realm of the care economy and the realities of the lives of female headed household during this outbreak. 


Research findings on tech-related violence against women released

Between April 2013 and June 2014, the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) carried out its multi-country research project End violence: Women’s rights and safety online, exploring the availability, adequacy and effectiveness of domestic legal remedies and corporate policies/redress mechanisms to address the issue of technology-related violence against women. These are some preliminary findings from this research:


Beijing+20 Update from FEMNET

Still Engaging? Being Involved in the Beijing Platform for Action (BPfA) +20 Review Processes? In the 2nd Update of the Beijing+20, we share with you Stories & Reflections on the Beijing process.


New Feminist Leadership Web Portal Offers Online Home to All Generations of Activists

Shirkat Gah - Women’s Resource Centre, the Institute for Women’s Empowerment (IWE), and Women Living Under Muslim Laws (WLUML) have announced the launch of a new feminist leadership web portal as part of their Women’s Empowerment and Leadership Development for Democratisation (WELDD) programme.  


The Power These Men Have Over Us’: Sexual Exploitation and Abuse by African Union Forces in Somalia

Soldiers from the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) have sexually abused and exploited vulnerable Somali women and girls on their bases in Mogadishu, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Troop-contributing countries, the African Union (AU), and donors to AMISOM should urgently address these abuses and strengthen procedures inside Somalia to seek justice.


Observatory of Prostitution - World Cup Preliminary Report

The Observatory of Prostitution is pleased to announce the publication of our preliminary report of findings on the World Cup’s effect on sex commerce and sex tourism in Rio de Janeiro.


OBS Annual Report 2013: Violations of the Right of NGOs to Funding - from Harassment to Criminalisation

In its newly published Annual Report, the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders focuses on a new setback impeding the work of human rights defenders. 


Frontline Defenders' Video Magazine "Multiple Exposure" Episode 9

Multiple Exposure is a monthly video magazine broadcast focusing on human rights defenders at risk and the context of their work. Segments in the series will offer a behind-the-scenes peek at the difficulty of carrying out human rights work in different countries; more information about trends and political developments that directly impact human rights; and profiles of individual human rights defenders at risk.



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