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Rio-20: The Future They Want-decided!

According to the main page of the Rio+20 website this morning, "Negotiations have come to a successful conclusion." We got yesterday word that governments were finished and the Future They Want decided.

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Bulgaria: Denounce Call to Stone Gays

Government Obligated to Protect Peaceful Marchers in Pride Parade

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A Fifth UN World Conference on Women in 2015? Learn More and Share your Opinion!

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FRIDAY FILE: A discussion about the implications of the proposed UN Fifth World Conference on Women in 2015 is urgently needed among feminists and women’s rights activists from all regions of the world.

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What’s Sex Got to Do with It?

An inconvenient truth is hiding behind the current excitement about educating girls.

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Saudi Arabia Allows “Qualified” Women to Compete in Olympics

Saudi Arabia has announced that it will allow women athletes to compete in the Olympics for the first time, following more than a year of Human Rights Watch reporting, campaigning, and high-level advocacy with the International Olympic Committee.

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Colombians Doubt a Law Can Get Them Home Again

Many women who have been driven from their homes by Colombia's sprawling, multi-layered conflict don't intend to use a new law to try to regain their land. Going home still seems too dangerous.

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Cambodian court frees 13 women who were jailed for protesting eviction from their homes

A Cambodian appeals court Wednesday ordered the release of 13 women who had been sentenced to 2½ years in prison for protesting their eviction from their homes without adequate compensation, in a case that was widely seen as an example of injustice.

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Bangladesh's Hindu women fight for divorce rights

The case of Tarulata Rani highlights the plight of Hindu women in Bangladesh, who until now do not have any rights of inheritance, nor can they divorce and claim maintenance from their ex-husbands.

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IACHR Condemns Killing of Human Rights Defender in Bolivia

Washington, D.C. – The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) condemns the killing in Bolivia of Daguimar Ribera Ortiz, councilor in the municipality of Guayamerín, Beni Department, Bolivia.

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Global summit aim to reverse years of family planning neglect

World leaders to meet in London in July to pour cash into family planning in the developing world

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