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Three Human Right Defenders Selected as Final Nominees for the Martin Ennals Award 2014

This award is selected by the International Human Rights Community (See Jury Below) and given to Human Rights Defenders who have shown deep commitment and face great personal risk. The aim of the award is to highlight their work and protect them through increased visibility.

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USA/UK: Snowden alleges spy agencies have targeted human rights defenders

Former US intelligence contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden’s latest allegations point to a very real risk that human rights defenders, including Amnesty International staff, have been the targets of mass surveillance by the US and British spy agencies. 

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China: Citizen journalists Wang Jing, Liu Xuehong, and Xing Jian released on bail

Three citizen journalists were released on bail on 7 April, after they had been detained for publishing reports online about the activities of petitioners’ at Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China.

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Young People Speak up for their Sexual and Reproductive Rights at 47th CPD

Over 100 young people from across the globe came together during the 47th session of the Commission on Population and Development (CPD) to let governments know that their sexual and reproductive rights are non-negotiable.

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IWMF announces inception of Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award

The International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF) is honored to announce the inception of the Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award honoring the courage and dedication of AP photographer Anja Niedringhaus who was killed in Afghanistan earlier this month.

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Update: Russian Federation – Court rejects appeal on 'Foreign Agents Law' by Anti-Discrimination Centre 'Memorial'

On 8 April 2014, St Petersburg City Court upheld the decision of a lower Court obliging Anti-Discrimination Centre Memorial (ADC 'Memorial') to register as a 'foreign agent'. 

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Joint Oral Statement: 47th Commission on Population & Development (CPD), 7-11 April 2014

The Asian-Pacific Resource and Research Centre for Women (ARROW), along with 50 allies and partners across Asia-Pacific and the globe, welcomes the focus on the theme Assessment of the Status of Implementation of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development. Almost 20 years after the Cairo Agenda, achieving sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) for all remains a distant dream in the Asia-Pacific region and is further aggravated by poor and uneven progress, thus affecting marginalised communities adversely.

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CPD47 Statement: It’s Unacceptable for Youth SRHR to be Deemed “too Controversial”

On Monday April 7th, the first day of the 47th Session of the Commission on Population and Development (CPD47), YCSRR member Nur Hidayati Handayani presented the following oral statement on behalf of members of the Sexual and Reproductive Rights Youth Caucus at CPD47.

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