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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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Ongoing detention of Shahnaz Akmali

Iranian authorities are refusing to release human rights defender, Shahnaz Akmali, after  informing her on 27 January 2017 that she could be released on bail of USD 25,000.

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Leading From the South: AWDF Call for Proposals

Deadline: 13 February 2017

AWDF is one of four Women’s Funds from the Global South managing Leading from the South – a funding initiative created to resource women’s rights activism in the global South over 4 years.

Source: African Women's Development Fund (AWDF) Read more

Leading From the South: AWDF Call for Proposals

Deadline: 13 February 2017

AWDF is one of four Women’s Funds from the Global South managing Leading from the South – a funding initiative created to resource women’s rights activism in the global South over 4 years.

Source: African Women's Development Fund (AWDF) Read more

Submissions to Kohl: a Journal for Body and Gender Research

Deadline: 31 January 2017

Submissions are now accepted for the fifth issue of Kohl: a Journal for Body and Gender Research, slated for publication in June 2017. Young activists, independent researchers, graduate students and fresh graduates are particularly encouraged to apply. We also welcome submissions from seminal contributors in the field.

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Submissions to Kohl: a Journal for Body and Gender Research

Deadline: 31 January 2017

Submissions are now accepted for the fifth issue of Kohl: a Journal for Body and Gender Research, slated for publication in June 2017. Young activists, independent researchers, graduate students and fresh graduates are particularly encouraged to apply. We also welcome submissions from seminal contributors in the field.

Source: Kohl: a Journal for Body and Gender Research Read more

The Asset Freeze of Nazra for Feminist Studies and its Founder and Executive Director is not an End to its Feminist Work

North Cairo Elementary Court decided to freeze the assets of feminist and woman human rights defender Mozn Hassan, Founder and Executive Director of “Nazra for Feminist Studies”, freeze the assets of “Nazra for Studies” Company, and to freeze the assets of “Nazra for Feminist Studies”.

Source: Nazra for Feminist Studies

Hunting out Feminists in Egypt

Recent events in Egypt have made it clear that the Egyptian state seems determined to close down the civic space of feminists. Azza Soliman and Mozn Hassan Embody the State’s Refusal of Feminist Activism in both Private and Public Spheres.

Source: Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition (WHRDIC) / AWID

Take Action for Iştar Gözaydın

Iştar Gözaydın is one of the founders and a former executive member of the Helsinki Citizens' Assembly. On 20 December 2016, police officers arrested Ms. İştar Gözaydın at her house in Istanbul.

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