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Cambodia: Conviction and additional charge against Tep Vanny

On 23 February 2017, human rights defender Tep Vanny was convicted and sentenced to two and a half years in prison by Phnom Penh Municipal Court for ‘intentional violence with aggravating circumstances’.

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“To stories rumoured in branches”, artwork by Rollie Mukherjee

“Time and history have never seen eye to eye .Time laughs at history and time and time and time again. Time traps history in a lie .But we always ,somehow, managed to roar history back onstage to take another bow to justify, to sanctify the journey until now” by James Baldwin

Source: AWID

Women’s Resistance in Kashmir

By Essar Batool

In 2016, the Indian-occupied state of Kashmir once again erupted in valley wide protests, in collective expression for freedom, after the killing of a popular militant leader Burhan Wani. The protests continued for over six months and resulted in the killing of around 100 civilians.

Source: AWID

Women’s Resistance in Kashmir

By Essar Batool

In 2016, the Indian-occupied state of Kashmir once again erupted in valley wide protests, in collective expression for freedom, after the killing of a popular militant leader Burhan Wani. The protests continued for over six months and resulted in the killing of around 100 civilians.

Source: AWID

Women’s Resistance in Kashmir

By Essar Batool

In 2016, the Indian-occupied state of Kashmir once again erupted in valley wide protests, in collective expression for freedom, after the killing of a popular militant leader Burhan Wani. The protests continued for over six months and resulted in the killing of around 100 civilians.

Source: AWID

Volunteer positions with Cuso International partners

Deadline:

Location: Various countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America

Organization: Cuso International and partners

Cuso International has listed 12 volunteer positions with their partners in various countries around Africa, Asia and Latin America. These positions cover a range of issues including women's empowerment, gender curriculum development, gender and social inclusion strategy, monitoring and evaluation, and youth sexual and reproductive health. 

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Creeping Criminalisation

Mapping of Indonesia’s National Laws and Regional Regulations That Violate Human Rights of Women and LGBTIQ People

Operation Kingphish: Uncovering a Campaign of Cyber Attacks against Civil Society in Qatar and Nepal

Over the course of 2016, several individuals were approached via email and through social media by a seemingly an enthusiastic activist with a strong interest in human rights. What lied beneath this facade was a well-engineered campaign of phishing attacks designed to steal credentials and spy on the activity involved in the issue of migrants’ rights in Qatar and Nepal.

Source: Amnesty Insights

Burden of nationalism on Chinese women

Despite enabling some progress in terms of gender equality, nationalism ultimately marginalizes women whose needs are not compatible with the high degree of unity required for government control in China. Gender equality is not just about enhancing women’s status as a whole, but also respecting women as individual citizens and accepting they have different needs based on their socioeconomic backgrounds.

Source: Francesca Chiu

Freelance police trainer / consultancy contract

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Location: Dohuk

Organization: Medica Mondiale

In cooperation with the medica mondiale technical advisors on trauma work, the consultant develops a training curriculum for police/rule of law institutions supporting survivors of violence in Dohuk province. The curriculum will address: sgbv, women's rights, community policing, referral procedures, principles of stress- and traumasensitivity, mental health triage, communication techniques, family mediation techniques and self-care/staff care. The consultant has full access to medica mondiale’s training materials and manuals.

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