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MenEngage Africa Condemns the Abduction of Girls in Chibok, Nigeria

We, the Steering Committee of MenEngage Africa, together with all the members of the network comprising of more than 250 organisations in 17 countries including women and child rights organisations, UN agencies and communities, join thousands of organisations and millions of individuals in condemning the abduction of more than 200 girls and young women in Chibok, Nigeria by the Islamist military group Boko Haram.

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IWMF announces recipients of the 2014 Courage in Journalism Awards; winners for 25th annual Awards are from DRC, Serbia, and USA

As the International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF) celebrates its 25th year honoring courageous women journalists around the world, we are proud to announce the recipients of our 2014 Courage in Journalism Award. Recent targeted attacks on journalists around the world underscore the importance of supporting and recognizing those individuals who risk their lives to report the truth. Since 1990, the IWMF has paid tribute to more than 100 women journalists who set themselves apart through their extraordinary bravery.

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Launch of the Gender & Militarism Social Media Campaign

The Women Peacemakers Program (WPP) is happy to announce the worldwide celebration of May 24 - International Women’s Day for Peace and Disarmament – marking also the launch of the Gender & Militarism Social Media Campaign.

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Official launch of the ACT 2015! advocacy strategy toolkit for young people to advance SRHR and HIV in Post 2015!

To mobilize young people to influence the post-2015 agenda UNAIDS in full collaboration with the PACT for social transformation in the AIDS response, a coalition of 25 youth organizations with more than 1 million young people in their collective networks, launched ACT 2015: one goal, many voices.

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SANAC: National Men’s Sector and Brothers for Life Campaign supports the call ‘To Bring Back Our Girls’

The South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) Men’s Sector and the Brothers for Life Campaign add our voices to the millions worldwide who have expressed shock and dismay at the abduction of over 200 girls in Nigeria by Boko Haram, and the less than adequate responses by the Nigerian government and the global community to date.

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Statement by UNDP Administrator Helen Clark on the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

The International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia provides an opportunity to reaffirm that the rights of LGBT people are a matter of concern to all of us working on human development. 

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Statement by UN Women Executive Director on International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

On the 17th of May 1990, the World Health Organization removed homosexuality from its list of mental disorders. Twenty four years later, we mark that landmark decision and celebrate the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.

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EU Elections - Call for Implementation of Fundamental Human Rights for Women & Men

The future of Europe can only be grounded in guaranteeing and implementing the fundamental human rights for women and men

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Statement of Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition on the Arrest of Protest Leaders Calling for Return of the Abducted Schoolgirls in Nigeria

The Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition (WHRD IC) condemns the abduction of over 240 Nigerian schoolgirls in April and the recent abduction of at least eight more girls in May. We are also deeply concerned by the arrest of the protest leaders calling for the release of the abducted schoolgirls. The arrest is a violation of their rights to freedom of expression, association and assembly.

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Civil Society Organisations Commend the African Commission’s Resolution Condemning Violence Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

A coalition of organisations and human rights defenders working to advance human and peoples’ rights welcomes the adoption of a Resolution on ‘Protection Against Violence and other Human Rights Violations Against Persons on the Basis of their Real or Imputed Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity' by the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights at its 55thsession held in Luanda, Angola, April 2014.

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