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What to do when you are hacked? Launch of Digital First Aid Kit for support

Several organisations working on mitigating digital threats - including Hivos and the Digital Defenders Partnership - present The Digital First Aid Kit: A self-assessment guide which can be used in the event of digital emergencies, and offers easy steps to diagnose a problem and fix it.

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New reports document impact of austerity-driven health reforms on undocumented migrants

In a context of ill-conceived austerity measures, Medicos del Mundo has released two reports (in Spanish) documenting the harmful consequences of health reforms on undocumented migrants in Spain. These documents show that continuing retrogressions in access to healthcare are exacting a devastating toll on a community that is arguably the country’s most vulnerable.

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Launch of Imagining Equality: An online media project exploring the art, voices, and stories of women from around the globe

We asked, and you answered: What does equality look like in your community? What rights are you fighting for? What kind of world do you dream of?

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AWID's Challenging Religious Fundamentalisms Initiative Launches Spanish and French Newsletters

AWID’s "Resisting and Challenging Religious Fundamentalisms" initiative is pleased to announce the launch of the first French and Spanish editions of their newsletter “Facing Fundamentalisms”.

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TED Talk - Karima Bennoune: When people of Muslim heritage challenge fundamentalism

Karima Bennoune shares four powerful stories of real people fighting against fundamentalism in their own communities — refusing to allow the faith they love to become a tool for crime, attacks and murder. These personal stories humanize one of the most overlooked human-rights struggles in the world.

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Keeping Defenders Safe: A Call to Donor Action

Human rights defenders (HRDs) are at the forefront of human rights struggles, especially in closed or repressive societies. They are frequently targeted for what they do, and for who they are, by governments as well as non-state actors. Individual defenders and their organizations are harassed, intimidated and attacked in a multitude of ways. In most cases, the authorities are directly implicated—and, in most cases, they fail to carry out effective investigations. Murders and violent attacks remain universally unpunished. 

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International Protocol on the Documentation and Investigation of Sexual Violence in Conflict

Basic Standards of Best Practice on the Documentation of Sexual Violence as a Crime under International Law.

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Closing the Gender Gap in Land Rights: Helping Women Grow a Better Future

New infographic from Landesa on women's land rights, resources and services around the world. 

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The Millenium Development Goals Report 2014

This report is based on a master set of data that has been compiled by an Inter-agency and Expert Group on MDG Indicators led by the Department of Economic and Social affairs of the United nations Secretariat, in response to the wishes of the General assembly for periodic assessment of progress towards the MDGs. 

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Gender & Development Special Issue on Gender, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning out now!

In this issue of G&D, we examine the topic of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) from a gender equality and women’s rights perspective, and hope to prove that a good MEL system is an activist’s best friend! This unique collection of articles captures the knowledge of a range of development practitioners and women’s rights activists, who write about a variety of organisational approaches to MEL. Contributors come from both the global South and the global North, and have tried to share their experience accessibly, making what is often very complex and technical material as clear as possible to non-MEL specialists.

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