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Gender Media Officer

Deadline: Until filled

Location: Major city in Southeast Asia

Organization: Oxfam

The OI Media Team, as part of the OI Public Engagement Department, is crucial in leading, coordinating and creating campaign and program communications for confederation-wide use.The OI Media Team, as part of the OI Public Engagement Department, is crucial in leading, coordinating and
creating
campaign and program
communica
tions for confederation
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wide use
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Russia: Government vs. Rights Groups

For the past four years, the Kremlin has sought to stigmatize criticism or alternative views of government policy as disloyal, foreign-sponsored, or even traitorous.  It is part of a sweeping crackdown to silence critical voices that has included new legal restrictions on the internet, on freedom of expression, on the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, and on other fundamental freedoms.

Source: Human Rights Watch

International Coalition calls for public support to end increasing persecution of LGBT people in Indonesia

The Coalition for Sexual and Bodily Rights in Muslim Societies (CSBR) appeals to the people of Indonesia and our friends and supporters around the world to help protect the rights and health of all Indonesian citizens by supporting efforts to end the growing mistreatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Indonesia.

Source: Coalition for Sexual and Bodily Rights in Muslim Societies (CSBR)

WHRDs condemn online threats against Bondita Acharya

Bondita Acharya is an activist and a member of Women in Governance (WinG) Assam. She received death threats after condemning the arrest of three people for the possession of beef on 4 April 2017. The attacks on her include trolling on her Facebook account and other social media with sexually laden, criminal and defamatory posts.

Source: Women Human Rights Coalition (WHRDIC) / AWID

Journalist Poonam Agarwal charged after exposing military abuse

On 27 March 2017, human rights journalist Poonam Agarwal was charged under sections of the Official Secrets Act (OSA) and the Indian Penal Code relating to criminal trespass and abetting suicide. The Indian Army had filed a complaint against her in relation to a video report she had shot exposing the abuse of junior soldiers within the Army.

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Journalist Poonam Agarwal charged after exposing military abuse

On 27 March 2017, human rights journalist Poonam Agarwal was charged under sections of the Official Secrets Act (OSA) and the Indian Penal Code relating to criminal trespass and abetting suicide. The Indian Army had filed a complaint against her in relation to a video report she had shot exposing the abuse of junior soldiers within the Army.

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The New Uniform for School Girls in Afghanistan Is a Total Disaster

After months of deliberation and using the country’s funds to pay staff, the Ministry of Education of Afghanistan just released the design for new uniforms for school girls. There are more things wrong with it than we can list, but here is a start. Take a good look first. I think the only outfit that would be worse to impose would be a full-on burqa.

Source: Free Women Writers

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