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The ACHPR condemns the Persistence of Crimes of Sexual Violence in Africa

The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) has adopted two major resolutions condemning the persistence of crimes of sexual violence on the African continent. FIDH, which has for several years campaigned against these crimes, welcomes the stance of the ACHPR and calls upon the African Union (AU) member states to take the measures that are required to effectively fight this scourge.

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UN Committee Calls on El Salvador to Decriminalize Abortion

Jointly with our partners, La Agrupación Ciudadana por la Despenalización del Aborto Terapeutico, Ético y Eugenésico, the Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR) submitted a report before the ESCR Committee denouncing El Salvador’s total abortion ban and its consequences as human rights violations before the 52nd Session of Committee on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights (ESCR Committee).  Resulting from this advocacy, we are pleased to share with you the Concluding Observations that have just been issued:

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Declaration of Pachuca: “Strengthening efforts to prevent violence against women”

During the closing session of the Hemispheric Forum Belém do Pará +20: "Prevention of violence against women: Good practices and proposals for the future", the Pachuca Declaration: “Strengthening efforts to prevent violence against women " was adopted. The Declaration is based on proposals and recommendations on how to effectively prevent violence against women.

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Call for Funding Proposals: Invitation from Mama Cash to women's land and resource rights groups

Mama Cash accepts proposals for funding from women’s rights groups that work on natural resource rights, and/or on issues of land, property and inheritance rights. Mama Cash alsowelcomes applications of groups of girls and trans people in line with our selection criteria.Proposals must be received by 1 July 2014.

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YCSRR Launches Post-2015 Brief for International Day of Action for Women’s Health

Marking the International Day of Action for Women’s Health, this May 28th, the Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights (YCSRR) joins women’s rights activists around the world by calling upon governments and the international community to ensure a holistic, inclusive and human rights-based approach to women and girls’ health in the Post-2015 Development Agenda.

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Launch of New Female Condom Portal on International Day of Action for Women's Health

The Universal Access to Female Condoms Joint Programme (UAFC) launches - www.FCMi.org (Female Condom Market Intelligence) – the first online platform to share information related to the procurement and supply of female condoms. The site is going live today, 28 May 2014, the International Day of Action for Women's Health.

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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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