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Update: Kazakhstan - Human Rights Defender Ms Roza Tuletaeva Released from Penal Colony

This article, originally posted by Front Line Defenders on November 25th, 2014, discusses the case of Ms Roza Tuletaeva, a leader of the workers' strike in Zhanaozen, who was granted parole and set to be released from the penal colony where she was detained. 

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Update: Bahrain – Provisional release of human rights defender Zainab Al-Khawaja

This article, originally published by Front Line Defenders on November 25th, 2014, discusses the case of human rights defender Ms Zainab Al-Khawaja who was provisionally released after more than one a month in detention for tearing up a photograph of the King. 

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Nominations open for 2015 Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders

This article, originally published by Front Line Defenders on November 25th, 2014, announces the opening of nominations of the Martin Ennals Award (MEA) - an award designed to promote the protection of human rights defenders who are at risk.

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The prohibition on abortion constitutes violence against women

Across all continents, repressive legislation criminalising access to abortion remains in force, generating serious violations of women’s rights, states FIDH on the eve of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

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16 Voices, 16 Experiences: Queer African Women Talk About Violence

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our 16 days of Activism campaign, 16 Voices, 16 Experiences: Queer African Women Talk about Violence. From November 24th to December 10th, we will publish audio recordings of queer women sharing their experiences with violence based on their gender identity and sexual orientation. These audio recordings were transcribed and illustrated by a group of artists. The voices are coming from Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Senegal and Togo.

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African Women Demand an End to Abuse

"They are stripping us, raping us, killing us and it must stop NOW!"

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The World at a Crossroads: Women Have the Solutions

We, sixty women representing thirteen countries spanning the Middle East, North Africa and Asia, together with our colleagues from Europe and North America, gathered together in Turkey at the Third Annual Forum on Women’s Rights, Peace and Security, convened by the International Civil Society Action Network (ICAN), have one word to share with the world: Enough.

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Press Release: The World at a Crossroads: Women Have the Solutions

We, sixty women representing thirteen countries spanning the Middle East, North Africa and Asia, together with our colleagues from Europe and North America, gathered together in Turkey at the Third Annual Forum on Women’s Rights, Peace and Security, convened by the International Civil Society Action Network (ICAN), have one word to share with the world: Enough.

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Gambia must stop wave of homophobic arrests and torture

The arrest, detention and torture of eight people since the beginning of the month as part of a crackdown on “homosexuality” by the Gambian authorities reveals the shocking scale of state-sponsored homophobia, Amnesty International said. 

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16 Days Campaign Demands an End to Gender-Based Violence and Militarism!

It has never been more imperative to take action toward ending gender-based violence. On November 25, 2014, the Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL) will stand committed, along with women and human rights activists, by launching the annual 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign. 

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