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Argentina: Let social movements in!

The Argentine government is denying visas and canceling the World Trade Organization (WTO)’s previously-granted accreditation of many civil society delegates to participate in its next conference in Buenos Aires, 10-13 December 2017.

Source: AWID

Argentina: Let social movements in!

The Argentine government is denying visas and canceling the World Trade Organization (WTO)’s previously-granted accreditation of many civil society delegates to participate in its next conference in Buenos Aires, 10-13 December 2017.

Source: AWID

#SheDefends: Long live the struggle of WHRDs!

The #she_defends campaign stresses that the battles fought by WHRDs to exist in the general realm of the Middle East and North Africa are still ongoing

Source: WHRD-MENA Coalition

A gender perspective on the UN binding treaty on transnational corporations

This is a joint written contribution by 14 organisations*, including AWID, submitted to the third session of the UN Open-ended intergovernmental working group (IGWG) on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights, on 23 October 2017.

Source: AWID and partners

International Safe Abortion Day – Thursday 28 September 2017

Women’s ability to make free choices for themselves and their families should not be privileges reserved for the rich, but should be the right of every woman and girl around the world. The same is true of the right to health and to freedom from discrimination.

Source: Special Procedures of the Human Rights Council

Joint statement to HRC36 calling for the decriminalization of abortion

Mr. President,

It is my honour to deliver this statement on behalf of 285 organisations from around the world.

Through the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action, States explicitly agreed to prioritize the human rights of women, including the eradication of gender-based discrimination and violence.

Source: Sexual Rights Initiative, Center for Reproductive Rights and Ipas

Joint statement to HRC36 calling for the decriminalization of abortion

Mr. President,

It is my honour to deliver this statement on behalf of 285 organisations from around the world.

Through the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action, States explicitly agreed to prioritize the human rights of women, including the eradication of gender-based discrimination and violence.

Source: Sexual Rights Initiative, Center for Reproductive Rights and Ipas

Joint statement to HRC36 calling for the decriminalization of abortion

Mr. President,

It is my honour to deliver this statement on behalf of 285 organisations from around the world.

Through the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action, States explicitly agreed to prioritize the human rights of women, including the eradication of gender-based discrimination and violence.

Source: Sexual Rights Initiative, Center for Reproductive Rights and Ipas

Raising Women’s Voices: Recommendations for the European Commission & United Nations

We, the members of the Count Me In! Consortium (CMI!), applaud the European Commission’s investment of EUR 500 Million to the United Nations for women’s rights and ending violence against women. At a time when closing spaces increasingly constrict and threaten women’s rights, these funds are highly promising.

Source: AWID, as part of the Count Me In! Consortium

Joint statement on Facebook's internal guidelines for content moderation

In late May the Guardian released the Facebook Files, leaked internal documents revealing how the company moderates content. Many of us have long called for more transparency around Facebook's content moderation so we can better understand gender-based violence that happens on the platform and provide feedback.

Source: AWID and other organizations