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IACHR Expresses Concern about Mob Attacks, Police Abuse and other Forms of Violence against LGTBI Persons

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) expresses concern on situations of violence by angry mobs, instances of police abuse, and other forms of violence against lesbian, gay, trans, bisexual and intersex (LGTBI) persons, and reiterates its call upon OAS Member States to adopt urgent measures to prevent and punish these acts.

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World Conference of Indigenous Women

We indigenous women from different regions of the world have made great efforts to enable our coordinated demands to be heard. We have played a key part in the negotiation procedures for the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, finally adopted in 2007, and in the installation of several specific mechanisms within the framework of the United Nations.

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Manifesto for an alternative agenda of solidarity

The "Manifesto for an alternative agenda of solidarity" is the result of a joint work of debate and propositions for international cooperation to strengthen social movements. 

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UN women’s rights committee adopts landmark document on women and conflict

States that have ratified the UN Women’s Rights Convention are obliged to uphold women’s rights before, during and after conflict when they are directly involved in fighting, are providing peacekeeping troops or donor assistance for conflict prevention, humanitarian aid or post-conflict reconstruction, a key UN women’s rights committee has said in a landmark document.

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2013 Women in Public Service Institute Delegate Declaration

The Women in Public Service Institute Declaration was drafted by the delegates to the 2013 Institute held at Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania, USA. The 2013 theme was 'Peace-Building and Development'.

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UN Security Council adopts new resolution, urges women’s full inclusion in peace talks and transitional justice

18 October 2013 - The UN Security Council today demonstrated renewed determination to put women’s leadership at the centre of all efforts to resolve conflict and promote peace. By unanimous vote, the Council adopted a resolution that sets in place stronger measures to enable women to participate in conflict resolution and recovery, and puts the onus on the Security Council, the United Nations, regional organizations and Member States to dismantle the barriers, create the space, and provide seats at the table for women.

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UN Security Council Takes a Historic Stand Supporting Abortion Access for Women Raped in War

New York, NY – In an historic first, the United Nations Security Council unanimously passed a groundbreaking resolution supporting abortion services for girls and women raped in armed conflict.

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Impunity Reigns in Cases of Femicide in Buenaventura

According to data received from non-governmental organizations (NGOs), ten women have been assassinated in Buenaventura in the course of this year. 

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Nobel Laureates, Campaigners to African Leaders: Support the ICC!

(October 10, 2013) -- In a letter released today, the International Campaign to Stop Rape & Gender Violence in Conflict — including Archbishop Desmond Tutu and six other Nobel laureates — called on members of the African Union (AU) to back the International Criminal Court (ICC) as a critical tool for combating rape and other forms of gender violence.  

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Statement on Rural Women’s Right to Adequate Food and Nutrition

To the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women on its General Discussion on Rural Women 56th Session, October 7, 2013

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