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The Pledge: MAYIBUYE! iAFRICA!

On this African liberation day, we, the undersigned, note with grave concern the continent-wide deepening crisis including, growing militarism, the crisis in democracy, an expanding neoliberal economic order, deepening patriarchy, homophobia, transphobia and heterosexism, amongst others.

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Fiji Young Women’s Forum Declaration

Declaration by the Fiji Young Women’s Forum on Young Women’s Participation and Representation in Political Spaces

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Statement by Women's Initiatives for Gender Justice on Katanga Sentencing

Today, 23 May 2014, a majority of Trial Chamber II of the International Criminal Court (ICC) sentenced Germain Katanga (Katanga) to 12 years’ imprisonment, in the second sentencing judgement issued by the International Criminal Court (ICC). The Chamber also ordered that the six years and eight months already spent in ICC detention, since 18 September 2007, are to be deducted from his sentence.

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Egypt: Collaborative event & statement for advocacy on adoption of electoral system that supports participation of women in parlimentary elections

On May 5, 2014, Nazra for Feminist Studies held a discussion panel for a number of representatives of political parties, feminist groups and organizations concerned with the political participation of Women, and a representative of the National Council for Women, to discuss the work of the Committee on amending the Law Regulating the Exercise of Political Rights and the Parliament Law, and to present to the Committee mechanisms for the adoption of an electoral system that supports the participation of Women in the upcoming parliamentary elections. 

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Young People’s Sexual and Reproductive Rights Deferred by United Nations

After a split 7/7 vote on Friday 23 May, the Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights (YCSRR) has had its ECOSOC status deferred for a third time.

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Syria: Free Prominent Rights Defender Razan Zeitouneh and her colleagues

A prominent human rights defender and three of her colleagues believed to be in the custody of an armed opposition group should immediately be freed, more than 45 civil society organizations said today.

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Political Manifesto of the XIII Latin American Feminist Encounter (XIII EFLAC)

This manifesto is the product of a collective reflection over the course of several months, and seeks to articulate the new challenges for feminisms in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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DRC Militia Leader Katanga Sentenced to 12 Years: Global Coalition for the International Criminal Court welcomes ICC sentence as step towards ending impunity

The 12 year sentence handed down against Congolese militia leader Germain Katanga by International Criminal Court (ICC) judges is a welcome step towards ending impunity in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the Coalition for the ICC said today.

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Russia: Five convicted of Politkovskaya's murder, but still no justice

Five men were convicted on Tuesday of murdering Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya eight years ago. A court in Moscow found one of the men guilty of shooting and killing the journalist in the lobby of her apartment building in 2006 and the other four men guilty of organising the attack.

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UN Women calls on global citizens to bring gender equality into focus

Launches Beijing+20 Campaign: Empowering Women – Empowering Humanity: Picture it!

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