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A feminist and a transnational corporation walk into the United Nations...

With the global surge to the right and the attacks on civic space, many hope that powerful corporations can be allies for the civil society. Among them, the panelists of  “The Business Case for Civic Space”, a public event organized by CIVICUS, on 14 June 2017, in the headquarters of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. The panelists included high level UN leadership and a Microsoft representative.

Source: AWID

A feminist and a transnational corporation walk into the United Nations...

With the global surge to the right and the attacks on civic space, many hope that powerful corporations can be allies for the civil society. Among them, the panelists of  “The Business Case for Civic Space”, a public event organized by CIVICUS, on 14 June 2017, in the headquarters of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. The panelists included high level UN leadership and a Microsoft representative.

Source: AWID

A feminist and a transnational corporation walk into the United Nations...

With the global surge to the right and the attacks on civic space, many hope that powerful corporations can be allies for the civil society. Among them, the panelists of  “The Business Case for Civic Space”, a public event organized by CIVICUS, on 14 June 2017, in the headquarters of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. The panelists included high level UN leadership and a Microsoft representative.

Source: AWID

Iran: Free woman human rights defender Atena Daemi

The Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition (WHRD-IC) is calling for the immediate and unconditional release of Atena Daemi from Tehran’s Evin prison. She must also be given immediate access to specialised medical care outside prison.

Source: Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition (WHRDIC) / AWID

Intimidation and death threats against Aura Lolita Chávez

Take action by sending a letter to the government of Guatemala in order to protect Aura Lolita Chávez, leader of the Consejo de Pueblos K’iche’ por la Defensa de la Vida, Madre Naturaleza, Tierra y Territorio - CPK (Council of K'iche' People for the Defense of Life, Mother Nature, Land and Territory)

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The Status of Women Human Rights Defenders in Libya

This research paper aims to highlight the situation of WHRDs in Libya as it looks in depth into elaborating the Libyan WHRDs struggle and fight to enter the political landscape despite the socio-cultural and political instability, along with the domination of available platforms by nationalistic and patriarchal discourses which leaves WHRDs no space whatsoever.

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.

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.

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.

Fiction as a powerful way to talk about abortion

The book Código Rosa. Relatos sobre abortos [Pink Code. Narratives about abortions] is a collective creation emerging out of testimonies from women who’d had medical abortions and who had been accompanied in that decision by the Colectiva. AWID spoke to  Dahiana Belfiori, feminist activist, member of the Pink Relief Network and author of the book.

Source: AWID