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Women's Rights Activist Nimat Habashneh Passes Away

Women’s rights activists on Sunday expressed deep sadness over the loss of Nimat Habashneh, who spearheaded the drive to demand citizenship rights for the offspring of Jordanian women married to foreigners.


Russian Federation: The Supreme Court rejects the lawsuit filed against the renowned Historical, Educational, Human Rights and Charitable Society “Memorial”

In a decision dated January 28, 2015, Judge Alla Nazarova rejected the complaint filed against the Society “Memorial” before the Supreme Court on September 24, 2014, by the Ministry of Justice. The latter requested its closure, alleging “infringements” in its organisational structure, which failed to have a clear vertical structure, with headquarters and departments in other region.


Allegations of Ethnically Motivated Rape and Killing in Myanmar of Grave Concern

Statement by United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zainab Hawa Bangura


UNESCO Launches Women Make the News 2015

On the occasion of the International Women’s Day, 8 March, UNESCO joins forces with the Global Alliance on Media and Gender to launch the Women Make the News 2015 under the theme, “Yes we must!  Reaching Gender Equality in the Media by 2030”.


WHRD-IC Condemns The Killing of Shaimaa El Sabbagh

The Women Human Rights Defender International Coalition condemns the killing of prominent woman human rights defender Shaimaa Sabry Ahmed El Sabbagh who was shot in downtown Cairo while participating in a peaceful protest to commemorate the martyrs of the January 25 Revolution.


Libyan Women’s Platform for Peace launches a Charter of Libyan Women’s Constitutional Rights

After a series of workshops and consultations on the constitution, held beginning in 2013, the Libyan Women’s Platform for Peace (LWPP) launches a Charter of Libyan Women’s Constitutional Rights. The LWPP has been working on building consensus about the constitution’s most controversial issues, such as the role of sharia and international conventions in the constitution, as well as charting women’s priorities and rights.


Announcing: #SurvivorsUnited Delegation to Colombia!

Please join us online from February 1 - 5 as the International Campaign to Stop Rape & Gender Violence in Conflict—led by Nobel Laureates Jody Williams and Shirin Ebadi and including Survivors United for Action members Jineth Bedoya Lima and Hania Moheeb—travels to Colombia!


Joint Statement for Working Group on the Rights of Peasants

A “Draft Declaration on the rights of peasants and other people working in rural areas” was developed by the Human Rights Council Advisory Committee and discussed by member states during the first working group session (15-19 July 2013). In this session member states could not come to any consensus on adopting the model declaration.  Hence the second session on the WG on the rights of peasants will take place from 2 to 6 February, 2015 in Geneva.


Statement by Women Human Rights Defenders Participating in the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders' Regional Consultation on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders in the Americas

We, women human rights defenders participating in the Regional Consultation of the Americas launched by the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders, have denounced the attacks and violations of our right to defend human rights and have proposed recommendations regarding the situation we face across 15 countries in the continent.


Sonke Gender Justice condemns the outbreak of xenophobic violence in Gauteng

Sonke Gender Justice (Sonke) joins fellow human rights activists around the globe to condemn in the strongest possible terms the violence against non-South African individuals living and working within our borders and calls on our government to take urgent action to both protect all people in South Africa, and to prosecute strongly those perpetrating violence against others.



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