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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)

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

Why feminists should engage in the HRC

AWID works with partners to share key knowledge, convene civil society dialogues and events, and influence negotiations and outcomes of the 35th session of the Human Rights Council. We met with Meghan Doherty, Cynthia Rothschild and Alejandra Sardá-Chandiramani, who are involved in this process. They reflect on their perspective.

Source: AWID

Why feminists should engage in the HRC

AWID works with partners to share key knowledge, convene civil society dialogues and events, and influence negotiations and outcomes of the 35th session of the Human Rights Council. We met with Meghan Doherty, Cynthia Rothschild and Alejandra Sardá-Chandiramani, who are involved in this process. They reflect on their perspective.

Source: AWID

Why feminists should engage in the HRC

AWID works with partners to share key knowledge, convene civil society dialogues and events, and influence negotiations and outcomes of the 35th session of the Human Rights Council. We met with Meghan Doherty, Cynthia Rothschild and Alejandra Sardá-Chandiramani, who are involved in this process. They reflect on their perspective.

Source: AWID

HRC34: A rights-based approach to birth registration

This resolution underlines the importance of a human rights-based approach to birth registration, given that birth registration and the right to recognition everywhere as a person before the law are closely linked to the realization of all other human rights.

HRC34: A rights-based approach to birth registration

This resolution underlines the importance of a human rights-based approach to birth registration, given that birth registration and the right to recognition everywhere as a person before the law are closely linked to the realization of all other human rights.

HRC34: A rights-based approach to birth registration

This resolution underlines the importance of a human rights-based approach to birth registration, given that birth registration and the right to recognition everywhere as a person before the law are closely linked to the realization of all other human rights.

HRC34: Mandate of the Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders extended

The mandate of the Special Rapporteur on Human Right Defenders was extended for a period of three years. The draft of this resolution was submitted by Norway and adopted without a vote.