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'Protection of the Family': A Human Rights Response

Recent moves at the UN for ‘protection of the family’ conflict with established principles of international human rights law, including universality and indivisibility.

'Protection of the Family': A Human Rights Response

Recent moves at the UN for ‘protection of the family’ conflict with established principles of international human rights law, including universality and indivisibility.

'Protection of the Family': A Human Rights Response

Recent moves at the UN for ‘protection of the family’ conflict with established principles of international human rights law, including universality and indivisibility.

Our Right to Safety: Women Human Rights Defenders' Holistic Approach to Protection

This publication provides a reflection on the complex situations of women who face threats and violations as a result of their work defending human rights.

Our Right to Safety: Women Human Rights Defenders' Holistic Approach to Protection

This publication provides a reflection on the complex situations of women who face threats and violations as a result of their work defending human rights.

Our Right to Safety: Women Human Rights Defenders' Holistic Approach to Protection

This publication provides a reflection on the complex situations of women who face threats and violations as a result of their work defending human rights.

Media Associate

Deadline:

Location: Ottawa, Canada

Organization: Nobel Women's Initiative

The Nobel Women’s Initiative is looking for a dynamic activist who wants to make a meaningful contribution to women’s movements and women’s efforts in advancing peace around the world. This is an opportunity to further the work of the Nobel Women’s Initiative by amplifying the voices of women leaders—including grassroots activists from conflict countries—in a broad range of media here in North America and around the world.

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International volunteer opportunities in gender

Deadline: Until filled

Location: International

Organization: Uniterra

World University Service of Canada (WUSC) and Centre for International Studies and Cooperation (CECI) are currently recruiting a number of Gender Advisor Volunteers for their jointly implemented Uniterra program as well as a number of different bilateral programs. For details on specific assignments, please see the links below.

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Women Human Rights Defenders confronting extractive industries

An Overview of Critical Risks and Human Rights Obligations

Executive Summary

iolence against Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRDs) continues to grow. WHRDs confronting unfettered corporate power in pursuit of human rights face particular situations of risk and threats.

Criminalization, violence, sexual abuse, intimidation and reprisals against WHRDs who act in defense of their land, territory and the environment have been recorded across the globe.

Innovation Seed Grants: 2016 recipients

After receiving close to 200 applications, AWID is excited to announce the final 20 Seed Grantees!

Source: AWID Forum