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Critical Feminist Perspectives on the Palestinian Prisoner Hunger Strike

On April 17th, 1500 Palestinian prisoners launched the largest collective hunger strike in years under the banner of freedom and dignity. Since then, supporters of Palestine have been organizing events and protests around the world to strengthen and deepen solidarity around the hunger strike. AWID interviewed Palestinian feminist activists to learn more about what the hunger strike means to them and what they want feminists around the world to know about the strike. Read their answers below.

Source: AWID

Critical Feminist Perspectives on the Palestinian Prisoner Hunger Strike

On April 17th, 1500 Palestinian prisoners launched the largest collective hunger strike in years under the banner of freedom and dignity. Since then, supporters of Palestine have been organizing events and protests around the world to strengthen and deepen solidarity around the hunger strike. AWID interviewed Palestinian feminist activists to learn more about what the hunger strike means to them and what they want feminists around the world to know about the strike. Read their answers below.

Source: AWID

So, this is your first Beirut Pride. Wonderful! Let’s talk.

Mentioning the civil war does not localize Pride

Localizing Pride would entail breaking the very framework through which Pride emerges in the first place and building something else entirely. For one week, we are invited to unite under a rainbow and check our problems at the door. Forget about your parents getting evicted, all these strenuous water bills, the sheer impossibility of actually planning to live a decent and sustainable life in Lebanon. No, the issue is that you are gay and that there is homophobia around you.

Source: Hashtag Beirut

Saudi Arabia: King issues decree loosening some guardianship regulations, but women remain under control of men in most areas

On 17 April 2017, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz issued a Royal decree instructing governmental entities in Saudi Arabia to provide services for women without requiring the permission of their male guardians unless mandated by a legal regulation. Yet, two women are currently imprisoned under the Guardianship system.

Source: Gulf Center for Human Rights

Trump funding cuts would imperil tens of thousands of women, activists warn

Question marks over support for short-term projects run by UN population fund prompt concern over future of programmes in Syria, east Africa and beyond.

Source: AWID / The Guardian

AWID in solidarity with Mozn Hassan and Nazra for Feminist Studies in Egypt

Last Saturday, on 25 March 2017, AWID alongside other international organizations, attended a special Right Livelihood Award ceremony in Cairo where Mozn Hassan was  honoured  "for asserting the equality and rights of women in circumstances where they are subject to ongoing violence, abuse and discrimination."

Source: AWID

AWID in solidarity with Mozn Hassan and Nazra for Feminist Studies in Egypt

Last Saturday, on 25 March 2017, AWID alongside other international organizations, attended a special Right Livelihood Award ceremony in Cairo where Mozn Hassan was  honoured  "for asserting the equality and rights of women in circumstances where they are subject to ongoing violence, abuse and discrimination."

Source: AWID

AWID in solidarity with Mozn Hassan and Nazra for Feminist Studies in Egypt

Last Saturday, on 25 March 2017, AWID alongside other international organizations, attended a special Right Livelihood Award ceremony in Cairo where Mozn Hassan was  honoured  "for asserting the equality and rights of women in circumstances where they are subject to ongoing violence, abuse and discrimination."

Source: AWID

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

Egypt: Administrative closure of El Nadeem Center

The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a partnership of the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) and FIDH, has received new information and requests your urgent intervention in the following situation in Egypt.

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