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Call for Papers: Reclaiming civic space

Deadline: 15 Sept. 2017

Conectas Human Rights and the Fund for Global Human Rights invites contributions for the 26th edition of the Sur International Journal on Human Rights, to be published in December 2017. The special edition will focus on the responses to the crackdown on civil society currently seen around the world.

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Call for Papers: Reclaiming civic space

Deadline: 15 Sept. 2017

Conectas Human Rights and the Fund for Global Human Rights invites contributions for the 26th edition of the Sur International Journal on Human Rights, to be published in December 2017. The special edition will focus on the responses to the crackdown on civil society currently seen around the world.

Source: Sur International Journal on Human Rights Read more

Promoting Gender Equity in the Democratic Process: Women’s Path to Political Participation and Decisionmaking

By highlighting issues surrounding governance and civil society, the PROWID projects pointed to various ways in which women can be integrated into the democratization process.

Creating Authentic Spaces: A Gender Identity and Gender Expression Toolkit

Cette boîte à outils présente des étapes concrètes pour la mise en place de politiques contrer la discrimination liée à l’identité et à l’expression de genre, ainsi que des stratégies pour la création de milieux propices à l’affirmation de soi pour les personnes trans ou de genre non conforme.

Turkey: Detention of eight human rights defenders

Join Front Line Defenders to urge the authorities in Turkey to immediately release the eight human rights defenders and two consultants, arrested on 5 July. We ask them to take all necessary measures to guarantee the physical and psychological integrity and security of HRDs in the country.

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Seeking nominations for women civil society speakers - October WPS Security Council Open Debate

Deadline: 31 July 2017

The NGO Working Group on Women Peace and Security (NGOWG) is seeking nominations for potential speakers who could address the United Nations Security Council on behalf of the NGOWG and of civil society, and provide an update on WPS implementation by the Security Council, Member States and UN Leadership.

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Guatemala: Indigenous Water Defender Lolita Chavez and Colleagues in Danger

For her work to defend her territory from unwanted and unregulated resource extraction, Lolita has suffered numerous threats, attacks and attempts on her life. She was granted precautionary measures to protect her life by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and lives with an armed guard by her side. However, while this guarantees some degree of protection, it is not nearly enough.

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Justice denied for Kemal Ördek in Turkey

On 24 May 2017, the divisional court in Ankara overturned a conviction for sexual assault of human rights defender, Kemal Ördek. Instead the three perpetrators were sentenced to seven years and six months imprisonment for the charge of ‘aggravated burglary.’ The man previously convicted and sentenced for the sexual assault was acquitted.

Source: AWID

Justice denied for Kemal Ördek in Turkey

On 24 May 2017, the divisional court in Ankara overturned a conviction for sexual assault of human rights defender, Kemal Ördek. Instead the three perpetrators were sentenced to seven years and six months imprisonment for the charge of ‘aggravated burglary.’ The man previously convicted and sentenced for the sexual assault was acquitted.

Source: AWID

Justice denied for Kemal Ördek in Turkey

On 24 May 2017, the divisional court in Ankara overturned a conviction for sexual assault of human rights defender, Kemal Ördek. Instead the three perpetrators were sentenced to seven years and six months imprisonment for the charge of ‘aggravated burglary.’ The man previously convicted and sentenced for the sexual assault was acquitted.

Source: AWID