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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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Gendering the Ebola Crisis: New Reports from Urgent Action Fund - Africa

Today we write to bring you some updates on the Ebola crisis affecting our continent, and some of the rapid response contributions we have been making to provide an urgently needed gender analysis of the pandemic. 

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Making change happen 5: Indigenous and rural women in defense of land, territories and women's rights

This issue of Making Change Happen offers information, concepts and reflections from women, not just for other activists concerned with the rights of indigenous and rural peoples, but also for policymakers, leaders and others concerned with the pressing economic, political and environmental issues of our time. We believe that indigenous and rural women’s strategies to build strong communities in the midst of powerful dislocating and destructive dynamics offer innovative solutions to some of the world’s pressing problems. This work has convinced us, more than ever, that indigenous women are not only critical to defense of their territories and resources—they are central to sustaining the planet. Their voices must be heard.

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South Africa: Pregnant women and girls continue to die unnecessarily

Hundreds of pregnant women and girls are dying needlessly in South Africa, partly because they fear their HIV status may be revealed if they access antenatal care services, according to a major report published by Amnesty International today. 

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Resilience in times of food insecurity: Reflecting on the experiences of women’s organizations

While some research has examined the gender dimensions of vulnerability to shocks and crises, the perspectives of women’s organizations are virtually absent from the development sector’s current thinking on food security and resilience. This paper seeks to address this gap by documenting the experiences of women’s organizations across three continents and their strategies to build community resilience.

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Six Days: Three Activists, Three Wars, One Dream

This inspiring documentary, which follows three brave human rights defenders in Liberia, Abkhazia, Georgia and Iraq over six days, gives insight into the everyday struggle to improve the situation of women worldwide. 

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Syria: Woman Peace Activist Gives Picture of Hope and Despair as ISIS Gains Foothold

While the international community seems to have reached a stalemate on the case of Syria, the situation is more dire than ever, with lasting impact on the region and international community. The International Civil Society Action Network (ICAN) regularly works to amplify the voices of women activists on the ground so that they can inform international policy and bring attention to issues of critical importance missed by the press.

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Abortion Worldwide: 20 Years of Reform

A new briefing paper by the Center for Reproductive Rights

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Report: First international study on gender images in global films

The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, UN Women and The Rockefeller Foundation present first-ever international study on gender images in global films. Study conducted by Stacy L. Smith (PhD), Marc Choueiti, & Katherine Pieper (PhD) at the Media, Diversity & Social Change Initiative at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, University of Southern California.

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Where is the Money for Indigenous Women's Rights Organizing? Preliminary Research Results

The following presentation was given at the Resource Mobilization Hub For Indigenous Women’s Rights, an event organized by International Funders for Indigenous Peoples (IFIP), the International Indigenous Women's Forum and AWID during IFIP’s World Summit on Indigenous Philanthropy on Friday September 26, 2014. 

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