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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.

Apply for ECOSOC consultative status for the 2017 NGO Committee

Deadline: 1 June 2016

Non-Governmental Organizations are invited to apply for consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). Selected organizations can participate in a number of events, including, but not limited to regular sessions of ECOSOC, its functional commissions and its other subsidiary bodies.

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CSW61: Report and analysis of the agreed conclusions

Champions of gender equality and women’s empowerment, human rights and the women's movement saw this CSW as a litmus test of the strength of international political commitment in the face of fresh challenges to the historic and hard won normative gains of the gender equality compact secured especially between 2012 - 2016.

Source: UN Women

Better Speak: Solidarity in action, not in words

This is a second interview with Nayani after she participated in CSW. She talks about her experience at CSW, lack of youth representation, and the film she created during CSW, Better Speak.

Source: AWID

Better Speak: Solidarity in action, not in words

This is a second interview with Nayani after she participated in CSW. She talks about her experience at CSW, lack of youth representation, and the film she created during CSW, Better Speak.

Source: AWID

Better Speak: Solidarity in action, not in words

This is a second interview with Nayani after she participated in CSW. She talks about her experience at CSW, lack of youth representation, and the film she created during CSW, Better Speak.

Source: AWID

C-Fam anti-LGBTI+ data compiled for Ambassador Haley

During the CSW, members of the US Mission to the UN claimed that they did not know the extent of C-Fam's homophobia and transphobia before they were appointed to the US delegation.  While this statement made us more than a little incredulous, we decided it would be useful to follow-up with a data archive so there could be no such confusion reasonably professed in the future. 

Source: OutRight Action International

CEDAW and Nationality Laws Guide

This reference guide highlights key international human rights provisions found in CEDAW that are relevant to women’s nationality rights and individuals affected by gender discrimination in nationality laws, including stateless persons.