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HRC 34: Women human rights defenders challenge fundamentalist and extremist rhetoric and ideologies

A coalition of women human rights defenders draw the attention of the Human Rights Council to the 'wake-up call of our times', and reject the normalisation of fundamentalist and extremist rhetoric.

Source: The International Service for Human Rights (ISHR)

AWID in solidarity with Mozn Hassan and Nazra for Feminist Studies in Egypt

Last Saturday, on 25 March 2017, AWID alongside other international organizations, attended a special Right Livelihood Award ceremony in Cairo where Mozn Hassan was  honoured  "for asserting the equality and rights of women in circumstances where they are subject to ongoing violence, abuse and discrimination."

Source: AWID

AWID in solidarity with Mozn Hassan and Nazra for Feminist Studies in Egypt

Last Saturday, on 25 March 2017, AWID alongside other international organizations, attended a special Right Livelihood Award ceremony in Cairo where Mozn Hassan was  honoured  "for asserting the equality and rights of women in circumstances where they are subject to ongoing violence, abuse and discrimination."

Source: AWID

AWID in solidarity with Mozn Hassan and Nazra for Feminist Studies in Egypt

Last Saturday, on 25 March 2017, AWID alongside other international organizations, attended a special Right Livelihood Award ceremony in Cairo where Mozn Hassan was  honoured  "for asserting the equality and rights of women in circumstances where they are subject to ongoing violence, abuse and discrimination."

Source: AWID

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

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

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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