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Statement of the National Network of Human Rights Defenders in Mexico

National Network of Human Rights Defenders in Mexico and the Mesoamerican Initiative of Women Human Rights Defenders issue statement in response to the recent UN recommendations to Mexico on human rights, particularly WHRDs and female journalists 

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Arab Regional Network on Women, Peace and Security Established in Response to Critical Needs

On October 29th, following a landmark regional training, participants from fourteen countries unanimously called for the establishment of an Arab Regional Network on Women, Peace, and Security (WPS).

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Milestone for Jordanian Women in Politics and WLP Training Participants Join the Senate

Nine women in total were appointed to the seventy-five member senate.

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Written Statement to the 58th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women by Voluntary Service Overseas

Priority theme: Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls

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The Women's Environment and Development Organization at COP19

People and the Planet Cannot Afford to Wait. The Women's Environment and Development Organization (WEDO) at COP19: Priorities, Events, Advocacy and More!

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M23 Surrenders in Democratic Republic of Congo

After an armed conflict lasting almost 2 years, leaders of the M23 uprising in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo announced their surrender. 

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Standing with our Sisters in the Philippines

The board and staff of Global Fund for Women stand in solidarity with those facing the enormous destruction and tragic loss of life that has resulted from Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest storms ever recorded.

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Guatemala Faces Human Rights Complaint over Rios Montt Trial Debacle

Tiburcio Utuy was tortured at the hands of the Guatemalan military in early 1983, under the military dictatorship of   Efrain Rios Montt. 

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New peaceful assembly bill undermines Egyptians’ right to meet, strike, stage sit-ins, and demonstrate, and legitimizes their murder

The undersigned organizations express their deep dismay with the proposed law on the regulation of the right to public meetings, processions, and peaceful demonstrations in public spaces, known in the media as the protest law.

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Mexico: Further information: Adela Gómez Martínez released from prison

Social activist Adela Gómez Martínez has been released from prison after 64 days in detention. Her partner and fellow activist, Noé Hernández Caballero, remains in custody in El Amate de Cintalapa, Chiapas State, Mexico. 

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