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Our Right to Safety: Women Human Rights Defenders' Holistic Approach to Protection

This publication provides a reflection on the complex situations of women who face threats and violations as a result of their work defending human rights.

Our Right to Safety: Women Human Rights Defenders' Holistic Approach to Protection

This publication provides a reflection on the complex situations of women who face threats and violations as a result of their work defending human rights.

Our Right to Safety: Women Human Rights Defenders' Holistic Approach to Protection

This publication provides a reflection on the complex situations of women who face threats and violations as a result of their work defending human rights.

Caribbean Unity in support of Tambourine Army activist Latoya Nugent

As concerned members of the Caribbean region and diaspora, we are outraged by the unreasonable and absurd charges of three counts of “malicious communication” under Section 9 (1) of the Cybercrimes Act of 2015 by the Jamaican state towards human rights defender and activist, Latoya Nugent.

Source: AWID and other organizations

5 Ways We Can Defend Women’s Rights and Muslim Rights

On January 22, many of the women I know across the Muslim world stood with U.S. women. Some stood in spirit as the Women’s March movement crossed the globe. Some held their own marches, sending messages of solidarity. Many expressed hope that the American women’s movement would take a progressive stance with respect to U.S. foreign policy and U.S. relations with the Islamic world. They wished for less aggression and conflict in the region, and an end to the demonization of Muslims.

Source: Ms. Magazine Blog

Honduras: Complaint against Centro de Estudios de la Mujer

On 28 February 2017, Suyapa Martínez was notified by the Civil Court of the district of Francisco Morazán, that the company Desarrollo Energético S.A. (DESA) had filed a lawsuit against Centro de Estudios de la Mujer – Honduras (Women Research Centre – Honduras, CEM-H) on the grounds of allegedly false declarations concerning the murder of human rights defender Berta Cáceres.

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Honduras: Complaint against Centro de Estudios de la Mujer

On 28 February 2017, Suyapa Martínez was notified by the Civil Court of the district of Francisco Morazán, that the company Desarrollo Energético S.A. (DESA) had filed a lawsuit against Centro de Estudios de la Mujer – Honduras (Women Research Centre – Honduras, CEM-H) on the grounds of allegedly false declarations concerning the murder of human rights defender Berta Cáceres.

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Honduras: Complaint against Centro de Estudios de la Mujer

On 28 February 2017, Suyapa Martínez was notified by the Civil Court of the district of Francisco Morazán, that the company Desarrollo Energético S.A. (DESA) had filed a lawsuit against Centro de Estudios de la Mujer – Honduras (Women Research Centre – Honduras, CEM-H) on the grounds of allegedly false declarations concerning the murder of human rights defender Berta Cáceres.

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Why Defending Human Rights Is Women’s Work

Joye Braun recalls setting up her tipi in snow last April at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. The camp founded by LaDonna Brave Bull Allard, a beloved elder Native woman, was named Iŋyaŋ Wakháŋagapi Othí, meaning Sacred Stone, which is the pre-Colonial name of the Cannonball River area.

Source: Yes Magazine

Berta Cáceres: A seed that has been multiplied in the rebel struggles

The 3rd of March 2017 will mark a year since Honduran feminist and human rights defender Berta Cáceres was murdered. In memory and celebration of Berta, we inquired what she meant, and still means, in the lives and activism of some of her compañeras. We asked them: What legacy has Berta's struggle, for women's rights and the defense of territory, left for your activism and commitment to social justice?

Source: AWID