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A recap of progressive language on religion, culture, and tradition from HRC34

As we look ahead to the 35th session of the Human Rights Council we share a refresher on key progressive language relating to religion, culture, and tradition that came out of the last session (27 February - 24 March 2017).

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A recap of progressive language on religion, culture, and tradition from HRC34

As we look ahead to the 35th session of the Human Rights Council we share a refresher on key progressive language relating to religion, culture, and tradition that came out of the last session (27 February - 24 March 2017).

Source: AWID

Key reports & resolutions at the 35th Session of the Human Rights Council

The Human Rights Council (HRC) is the foremost intergovernmental body responsible for the promotion and protection of all human rights around the globe.

One major way to end the global rape epidemic: through laws

This June, at the Council’s next session, countries will be holding their “annual full-day discussion on the human rights of women.” Equality Now calls on all governments to meet their obligations and live up to their commitments to make gender equality a reality by improving their laws on sexual violence and ensuring victims get justice.

Source: PassBlue

What to Expect at HRC35

The 35th session of the UN Human Rights Council will take place from the 6th to the 24th of June 2017. Find below information about anticipated sexual rights-related resolutions, panels and reports, and parallel events taking place during the 35th session.

Source: Sexual Rights Initiative (SRI)

The World Congress of Families: A prime example of today’s anti-rights lobby

On Thursday 25 May 2017, ultra-conservative activists and policy-makers will come together for the World Congress of Families (WCF) under the title “Building Family-Friendly Nations: Making Families Great Again”.  A new report released this week, documents the rise in numbers, increased coordination, and increasingly strategic approaches of anti-rights actors operating in international spaces, and the significant impact they have made so far.

Source: AWID

The World Congress of Families: A prime example of today’s anti-rights lobby

On Thursday 25 May 2017, ultra-conservative activists and policy-makers will come together for the World Congress of Families (WCF) under the title “Building Family-Friendly Nations: Making Families Great Again”.  A new report released this week, documents the rise in numbers, increased coordination, and increasingly strategic approaches of anti-rights actors operating in international spaces, and the significant impact they have made so far.

Source: AWID

The World Congress of Families: A prime example of today’s anti-rights lobby

On Thursday 25 May 2017, ultra-conservative activists and policy-makers will come together for the World Congress of Families (WCF) under the title “Building Family-Friendly Nations: Making Families Great Again”.  A new report released this week, documents the rise in numbers, increased coordination, and increasingly strategic approaches of anti-rights actors operating in international spaces, and the significant impact they have made so far.

Source: AWID

WILPF Convening: Reclaiming the United Nations as a Peace Organisation

From 26-28 April 2017, the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) hosted a convening with more than one hundred women from around the world in Geneva to discuss how to #ReclaimUN and make the United Nations live up to its charter, be more inclusive and prevent important voices becoming #MissingVoices.

Source: The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF)

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