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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.

Resolution to Protect the Family subverts human rights principles and dilutes the rights of older persons

A group of states have tabled a resolution at the HRC 35 entitled, “Protection of the Family: Role of the family in supporting the protection and promotion of human rights of older persons.” This resolution fails to address the key issues affecting older persons and does not concretize actions to prevent abuse within families. Our action is necessary to protect the fundamental principle that all human rights are universal, indivisible, interdependent and interrelated.

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HRC 35 | Recognizing the critical role of WHRDs to support and implement the Sustainable Development Goals

Women Human Rights Defenders are at the forefront of rights struggles. WHRDs are targeted because of our work, including for what we do, the fact that we do it, and the identities we carry.

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

Call for Submissions on ONLINE Violence Against Women

Deadline: 30 September 2017

The Special Rapporteur seeks to collect existing good practices on law regulating violence against women and sexual harassment on-line. In order to inform her work on the topic,she wishes to secure from different stakeholders, including States, National Human Rights Institutions, Non-governmental organizations, as well as members of academia.

Source: United Nation Human Rights (OHCHR) Read more

Domestic violence a form of “arbitrary execution”, says UN rights expert

Governments must do more to tackle the hugely disproportionate rates of violence suffered by women, including recognising attacks on them as human rights violations and domestic murders as a form of arbitrary execution, a United Nations expert has said.

Source: United Nation Human Rights (OHCHR)

United Nations Advocacy Week & OutSummit, applications open

Deadline : 7 July 2017

Are you an activist involved in  global LGBTIQ rights? OutRight Action International are now gathering applications from international activists for our annual week of advocacy, which runs from 1-10 December 2017 in New York City.

Source: OutRight Action International Read more

Re-branding hate?: ultra-conservative organising under a "family-friendly" banner

Diverse groups are joining international “pro-family” alliances. Their common cause? To block and roll back feminist and sexual rights gains.

Source: Open Democracy 50.50

Strong concerns on 'Protection of the family' resolution at HRC 35

AWID and partners express our strong concerns about the draft resolution on the protection of the family. We are concerned that the resolution attempts to instrumentalize older persons and their rights.

Source: AWID and other organizations