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Polish Doctors to Deny Legal Abortions, Contraception, IVF for Religious Reasons

Religious fundamentalists along with Polish bishops have made a successful attempt to undermine the foundations of secular healthcare. Consequences may be deadly.

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The European Commission May Withdraw the Maternity Leave Directive

The European Women’s Lobby cries scandal as the rhetoric on women’s rights and gender equality takes a blow.

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Young People Strategize toward Post-2015 Agenda at Cross-Regional Meeting

Twenty-one young people from across regions and movements convened in Hong Kong last week to share information and strategize around mutual priorities for the post-2015 development agenda.

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Joint NGO statement: Discussion of “protection of the family” at Human Rights Council must reflect diversity and focus on human rights

Our organizations, representing a wide range of civil society from all regions of the world, urge the UN Human Rights Council to ensure the Panel discussion entitled “protection of the family” scheduled to take place in September reflects the diversity of family forms and includes a focus on the promotion and protection of human rights of individuals within the family unit.

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Morocco: Homosexuality Convictions Upheld

Appeals Court Applies Law Criminalizing Same-Sex Activities

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Joint statement on the EU conclusions on the 10th anniversary of the Guidelines on Human Rights Defenders

The undersigned organisations working with and for human rights defenders (HRDs) welcome the adoption by the Council of the European Union (EU) of the 23 June 2014 Conclusions on the 10th Anniversary of the EU Guidelines on Human Rights Defenders.

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Founder and Executive Director of Front Line Defenders, Mary Lawlor, receives Légion d’Honneur from French Government

On Thursday 03 July 2014 H E French Ambassador M Jean-Pierre Thébault presented the Order of Chevalier of the Légion d’Honneur to Ms Mary Lawlor, Founder and Executive Director of Front Line Defenders.

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Presenting the new face of the Young Feminist Wire!

It is our pleasure to present to you the new face of the Young Feminist Wire!

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Global Consultation to Advance a Transformative Women, Peace & Security Agenda

With the 15th anniversary of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 around the corner, the Women Peacemakers Program (WPP) will hold its Global Consultation on “Gender & Militarism: Analyzing the Links to Strategize for Peace” from July 2-4, in the Town Hall of Cape Town, South Africa. 

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UPDATE: Egyptian WHRD Mahienour El-Massry’s Appeal Postponed to 20 July 2014

On June 28, 2014, the Manshia Misdemeanor Appeal Court in Alexandria, Egypt postponed the issuance of the verdict for the appeal of WHRD Mahienour El-Massry to July 20, 2014, while continuing her detention at Damanhour Women’s Prison. 

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