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China’s Sex-Worker Warrior Ye Haiyan Fights for Prostitutes’ Rights

Ye Haiyan campaigns to improve conditions and end discrimination for China’s sex workers and AIDS victims, who are scorned by society and abused by authorities.

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HIV and the Global Plan: turning the tide or a wash-out for women?

The 19th International  AIDS Conference opens in Washington DC next week. We all seek an HIV-free generation but as the Global Plan gathers pace, the juggernaut effect, with little safeguard for women’s rights or safety, may yet derail the process. Alice Welbourn explains why.

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Tajik Women Hit Glass Ceiling

Despite government programmes, women rarely make it past second-in-command.

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Rights Body Urges Indonesian Government to Repeal Laws That Oppress Women

The national women’s commission has urged the government to immediately revise or repeal laws that are in conflict with the principles of an international convention to end violence against women.

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Punish Those Carrying Out FGM, Say Côte d’Ivoire Campaigners

ABIDJAN, Jul 27 2012 (IPS) - Nine women in the northern Côte d’Ivoire town of Katiola have been convicted for carrying out female genital mutilation – the first time that a 1998 law banning FGM has been applied.

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Pac Rim Int'l Conf (Honolulu, Hawaii)

When?

April, 29, 2013 - April, 30, 2013

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Hawai'i Convention Center
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ITC-ILO Workshop (Turin, Italy)

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November, 5, 2012 - November, 16, 2012

Where?
Turin Italy
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International Coalition Condemns Human Rights Violations Against W.O.N.E.T.H.A, Urging the Government of Uganda to Stop Criminalising Human Rights Defenders Working on Behalf of Women Sex-Workers

The Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition (WHRD IC) has expressed deep concern regarding the safety of five staff from the Uganda sex worker organization, Women’s Organization Network for Human Rights Advocacy (WONETHA). The staff members face ongoing harassment and criminal charges.

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Mali: Unmarried Couple Stoned to Death in Northern Mali

An unmarried couple in Northern Mali, were stoned to death on Sunday. It is the first reported sharia killing since Islamists have occupied the area following a power struggle with Tuareg rebels.

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Voice for Kashmiri women’s rights remains unheard

Kashmir was renowned to be the heaven on earth, a famous poet once said that if there is heaven anywhere on the earth, it’s here; but more than 2 decades of unrest have claimed lives of many people in the valley.

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