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A New Resource/Video: The Call

In our powerful new short film inspired by a true story, Sonia's crisis shows why we must all support the human rights of immigrant women today. 


Call for Papers: Gender & Development: Feminist solidarity and collective action

The July 2013 issue of the international journal Gender & Development, (published for Oxfam GB by Routledge/Taylor and Francis) will look at Feminist Solidarity and Collective Action. 


A New Resource: Strategies of Feminist Bureaucrats: United Nations Experiences

This paper explores the challenges and opportunities for feminists working as women’s rights and gender equality specialists in the United Nations as analysed from a practitioner perspective.


Call for Participation: Gender Equality - Discussion starts Wednesday 3 October

We are thrilled to welcome you to the global conversation on gender equality; the first of a series of e-discussions taking place as part of the Global Thematic Consultation on Addressing Inequalities in the Post-2015 Development Agenda.


Take Action: call to World Bank President Jim Kim on universal health coverage

Please find below, for your organization's sign-on, the final version of our civil society call to World Bank President Jim Kim on universal health coverage. The deadline for sign-on is Thursday, October 4th, close of business.  


Fighting Egypt's sexual harassment epidemic, one step at a time

It has already been labelled as an "epidemic" by rights groups, but it seems in post-revolution Egypt sexual harassment has become worse rather than better.


Guatemalan women testified before a national court for sexual slavery and rape during the armed conflict

From September 24th to the 28th, fifteen Guatemalan women, who are part of the Qeqchi´ indigenous people, testified before a national court, as part of a legal process aimed at getting justice for sexual slavery and rape used as a weapon of genocide and femicide during the armed conflict in Guatemala.


Crimes Against Human Rights Defenders are Crimes Against Humanity

The Criminal Chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice determined that crimes perpetrated against human rights defenders and land claimants in Colombia are crimes against humanity, following the ruling in which the court denied a retrial for the murder of human rights defender Gloria Lara in Echeverri in 1982. 


Call for Papers for a Special Issue in the Journal of Human Rights Practice: The Protection of Human Rights Defenders

The Journal of Human Rights Practice hosts a special issue on the protection of human rights defenders


Involuntary Sterilisation Threatens Rights of Disabled Women

In 1996, Maria Mamerita Mestanza Chavez, a 33-year-old Peruvian mother of seven, was threatened with imprisonment if she did not comply with the government policy of undergoing sterilisation.



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