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Egypt: targeting Mozn harmful to MENA regional gender justice struggle

If Mozn Hassan and other activists are not able to continue their work for human rights the road towards gender equality and long-term stability in Egypt is not within reach.    

Source: AWID and Open Democracy

Egypt: targeting Mozn harmful to MENA regional gender justice struggle

If Mozn Hassan and other activists are not able to continue their work for human rights the road towards gender equality and long-term stability in Egypt is not within reach.    

Source: AWID and Open Democracy

Whitewashing Sharia councils in the UK?

In an Open Letter to the UK Home Secretary, hundreds of women’s human rights organisations and campaigners warn against a further slide towards privatised justice and parallel legal systems.

Source: Open Democracy

Stand with Maria Teresa of #Las17 in El Salvador!

Maria Teresa Rivera of ‪#Las17, a group of women in El Salvador who, upon accessing healthcare facilities as a result of life-threatening obstetrical complications, were accused of having undergone an abortion and wrongfully imprisoned.

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Stand with Maria Teresa of #Las17 in El Salvador!

Maria Teresa Rivera of ‪#Las17, a group of women in El Salvador who, upon accessing healthcare facilities as a result of life-threatening obstetrical complications, were accused of having undergone an abortion and wrongfully imprisoned.

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Natural Deception: Conned by the World Congress of Families

by Cole Parke

"From Russia to Nigeria to Australia, a seemingly innocuous definition of the “natural family” is quietly being used as the basis of new laws to justify the criminalization of abortion and LGBTQ people. Pushing this definition is the World Congress of Families, a network of conservative religious leaders from a variety of faiths—and their high-level government friends.

Source: Political Research Associates

UN CSW: debating women’s reproductive rights or a “culture of death” ?

by Rosalie Fransen

"In a cynical ploy, conservative religious groups based in the Global North now frame reproductive rights advocacy in the Global South as the neocolonialist imposition of a uniquely western value system.

Source: openDemocracy

Civil society submissions to the OHCHR report on Protection of the Family

"...In its resolution 29/22, adopted on 3 July 2015, the Human Rights Council requested the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) to prepare a report on the impact of the implementation by States of their obligations under relevant provisions of international human rights law with regard to the protection of the family, and on the contribution of families in realizing the right to an adequate standard of living for their members, particularly through their role in poverty eradication and in achieving sustainable development, while giving due consideration t

Source: OHCHR

UN: Protection of the Family

"During the 29th session of the Human Rights Council last year, a controversial resolution on the ‘protection of the family’ was adopted by the Human Rights Council, despite considerable discussion and opposition by States and civil society organisations. The Council also requested the High Commissioner for Human Rights to prepare a report on the impact of the implementation by States of their obligations under relevant provisions of international human rights law with regard to the protection of the family.

Source: Child Rights International Network (CRIN)

Lobbying for Faith and Family at the UN (Norad Report)

This study (by Norad) focuses on religiously motivated lobbying groups at the UN. This process engages powerful alliances across religious divides – Catholics and Mormons; Christians and Muslims; Russian Orthodox and American fundamentalists find common ground on traditional values at the UN.

Source: The Observatory on the Universality of Rights