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Online course: International Women's Health and Human Rights

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Gender & Development: Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)

At birth and death, and each day in between, human need for water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) is near constant. Contributors to the issue highlight the importance of WASH provision for women and girls in their own right, as carers for families and communities, and as key to women’s empowerment.

Global gag rule: what impact will it have where you live?

The Guardian is running a project on the impact of Donald Trump’s revival of a policy that bans US aid for foreign organisations whose services include abortion provision or advice.

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Global gag rule: what impact will it have where you live?

The Guardian is running a project on the impact of Donald Trump’s revival of a policy that bans US aid for foreign organisations whose services include abortion provision or advice.

Source: The Guardian Read more

Global gag rule: what impact will it have where you live?

The Guardian is running a project on the impact of Donald Trump’s revival of a policy that bans US aid for foreign organisations whose services include abortion provision or advice.

Source: The Guardian Read more

Remembering a Warrior: Prudence Mabele

AWDF honors Prudence Mabele, South African activist who defended women living with HIV and others who could not always stand for themwelves.

Source: African Women's Development Fund (AWDF)

Remembering a Warrior: Prudence Mabele

AWDF honors Prudence Mabele, South African activist who defended women living with HIV and others who could not always stand for themwelves.

Source: African Women's Development Fund (AWDF)

International Coalition calls for public support to end increasing persecution of LGBT people in Indonesia

The Coalition for Sexual and Bodily Rights in Muslim Societies (CSBR) appeals to the people of Indonesia and our friends and supporters around the world to help protect the rights and health of all Indonesian citizens by supporting efforts to end the growing mistreatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Indonesia.

Source: Coalition for Sexual and Bodily Rights in Muslim Societies (CSBR)

Fighting for equality carries massive health risks, particularly if you are a woman

Too often their lives are at stake. Most women human rights defenders are exposed to extreme violence, they work exhausted, and experience permanent stress, which makes them increasingly vulnerable to physical and mental illnesses. Women human rights organizations need to integrate holistic self-care and wellbeing programs to sustain their work, but minuscule budgets still hinder this for most.

Source: The NCD Alliance

Trump Considers Pulling USA Out Of Human Rights Council; Indonesian President Blames Democracy For Rise of Militant Islamism; Global LGBT Recap

Politico reported this week that the Trump administration is considering pulling the USA out of the United Nations Human Rights Council. The Human Rights Council last year created the UN’s first independent expert position dedicated to investigating anti-LGBT discrimination and violence.

Source: Religion Dispatches