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HRC35: Keeping feminist demands on the table at the Human Rights Council

AWID took to Geneva this June to participate in the 35th session of the Human Rights Council (HRC).   The HRC is the key intergovernmental body within the United Nations system responsible for the promotion and protection of all human rights around the globe.

Source: AWID

Bahrain: Free Women Human Rights Defender Ebtisam Al-Saegh

The WHRD-IC calls for the immediate and unconditional release of Ebtisam Al-Saegh, and the end to the harassment, intimidation, violence and threats towards her and her family. We ask the Bahraini authorities to end their campaign against all human rights defenders.

Source: Women Human Rights Coalition (WHRDIC) / AWID

Bahrain: Free Women Human Rights Defender Ebtisam Al-Saegh

The WHRD-IC calls for the immediate and unconditional release of Ebtisam Al-Saegh, and the end to the harassment, intimidation, violence and threats towards her and her family. We ask the Bahraini authorities to end their campaign against all human rights defenders.

Source: Women Human Rights Coalition (WHRDIC) / AWID

Bahrain: Free Women Human Rights Defender Ebtisam Al-Saegh

The WHRD-IC calls for the immediate and unconditional release of Ebtisam Al-Saegh, and the end to the harassment, intimidation, violence and threats towards her and her family. We ask the Bahraini authorities to end their campaign against all human rights defenders.

Source: Women Human Rights Coalition (WHRDIC) / AWID

UN experts call for resistance as battle over women’s rights intensifies

“The international community needs to keep moving forward on setting standards on gender equality to counter the alarming trends which are undermining human rights principles and jeopardizing the gains made in women’s rights.”

Source: United Nation Human Rights (OHCHR)

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)

Violence against women and extremism are intrinsically linked: overlooking this puts rights at risk

Religious groups we work with, in the fight against extremism, must have a commitment to universal rights – as well as peace.

Source: Open Democracy 50.50

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

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

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