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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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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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Women’s Protection & Empowerment Program Manager

Deadline: Until filled

Location: Yemen

Organization: The International Rescue Committee (IRC)

The WPE Manager will be responsible for the overall coordination, implementation, technical guidance and quality of the Yemen WPE program working in close collaboration with the field-based officers.

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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

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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