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Germain Katanga Partial Conviction - Acquittal for Sexual Violence

On 7 March 2014, a majority of Trial Chamber II of the International Criminal Court (ICC), convicted Germain Katanga as an accessory to the war crimes of directing an attack against a civilian population, pillaging, and destruction of property, as well as murder as a war crime and a crime against humanity. However, the Chamber unanimously acquitted Mr Katanga as an accessory to rape and sexual slavery as war crimes and crimes against humanity. 


134 NGOs Call on ICC Prosecutor to Continue Investigations in Congo

Joint Declaration from 134 Civil Society and Human Rights Organizations  Regarding the International Criminal Court Prosecutor’s Visit to  Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo


New MA in Work, Care and Migration - University of Leeds

This autumn, the University of Leeds School of Sociology and Social Policy (SSP) in collaboration with Leeds University Business School (LUBS) is launching a new 1-year MA in Work, Care and Migration.


Help end the reproductive health nightmare in Bhopal, India

Letter to UN Women from the International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal


A Letter in Solidarity with LGBT Africans

International Development Exchange (IDEX) has been alarmed by recent attacks on human rights for LGBT people in Africa. Our Communications and Media Fellow, Val Kalende, is a Ugandan LGBT activist who has written two Op-Eds highlighting this situation.


Dublin: 2014 Front Line Defenders Award presented to SAWERA from Pakistan by Sean Penn

In Dublin on 7 March 2014, actor and founder of J/P Haitian Relief Organisation, Sean Penn, presented the 2014 Front Line Defenders Award to Noorzia Afridi of women's rights group SAWERA. The organisation which operates in the tribal regions of Pakistan empowers women to claim their independence and their rights.


Post 2015 Women's Coalition Oral Statement to CSW58

"Moving Beyond the MDGs for the Realization of Gender Equality, Women’s Rights and Women’s Empowerment"


Response from AWID to the Open Letter from Three Swedish Women’s Organizations

In response to the open letter to AWID published by the National Organisation for Women’s Shelters and Young Women’s Shelters, the Swedish Association of Women’s Shelters and Young Women’s Empowerment Centers and the Swedish Women’s Lobby, AWID restates our support for sex worker rights organizations and their allies in calling for the diverse experiences and voices of sex workers to be central to any changes in policy and law and demands the full and equitable rights of all sex workers, including to health and safety.


Announcing the merger of Global Fund for Women and International Museum of Women

In a bold move to increase awareness and action on vital global issues for women, Global Fund for Women and the International Museum of Women (IMOW) today announced they have merged. The merger brings together Global Fund’s expertise on issues, grantmaking and fundraising with IMOW’s skills in awareness raising, online advocacy and digital story-telling. 


Zimbabwe: Update – Charges against human rights defender Ms Martha Tholanah quashed

On 26 February 2014, a Harare court Magistrate quashed charges of running an “unregistered” organisation which had been pending against human rights defender Ms Martha Tholanah. 



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