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UNICEF MENA - Media centre - Pioneer midwife in South Darfur still passionate about maternal health at 78

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unicef.org - Nyala, South Darfur, January 2014: In her 48 years as a midwife, Fatima Ali has delivered thousands of girls and boys. More than that, she opened South Darfur’s first and only midwifery school whic...

Hindu supremacists stall play in India - Index on Censorship

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indexoncensorship.org - Religious bigotry and the government's abdication of responsibility jointly endanger free speech The Hindu Janajagruti Samiti’s (HJS) unmistakable glee knew no bounds. It had scored a hat trick of ...

Algeria: Violent Election-Eve Crackdown

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hrw.org - (Beirut) – Algerian authorities on the eve of the April 17, 2014, presidential election forcibly dispersed a demonstration against a fourth term for President Abdelaziz Bouteflika. The authorities ...

The Special Court for Sierra Leone rests – for good

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un.org - The Special Court for Sierra Leone made its final major decision on 26 September 2013 when its Appeals Chamber upheld the 50-year sentence handed down to former Liberian President Charles Taylor. T...

Algeria: Violent Election-Eve Crackdown

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hrw.org - (Beirut) – Algerian authorities on the eve of the April 17, 2014, presidential election forcibly dispersed a demonstration against a fourth term for President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Human Rights Wat...

UN General Assembly backs plans to boost the global protection and promotion of human rights

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ohchr.org - The United Nations treaty body system has been a victim of its own success. In a report to the General Assembly in 2012, Human Rights Chief Navi Pillay summed up the situation: “The treaty body sys...

Tribute to Osman Hummaida, Sudanese Human Rights Defender

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hrw.org - (New York) – Human Rights Watch mourns the loss of Osman Hummaida, a prominent Sudanese human rights activist, who died on April 17, 2014, in Johannesburg, South Africa.   Born in 1960, Hummaida wo...

Attacks, rapes and forced conversions to Islam spike for Egypt's Christian women: report - Washington Times

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washingtontimes.com - A new report by the non-profit group International Christian Concern asserts that the risk of Egypt’s Christian women being attacked and forced to convert to Islam is higher than it was in early 20...

Turkey Twitter trial | Amnesty's global human rights blog

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livewire.amnesty.org - By Andrew Gardner, Amnesty International Turkey researcher On Monday 21 April, I will be in a courtroom in Izmir, observing the second hearing in the ‘Twitter case’ against 29 men and women who are...

India Recognizes Third Gender - TIME

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time.com - Transgender people in India have always had to define themselves on government forms as either a “male” or “female.” But that is about to change. In a landmark ruling, India’s Supreme Court has rec...

Why is it so important for women to be included in peace processes?

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womennewsnetwork.net - (WNN/OD/50:50) The Hague, The Netherlands, WESTERN EUROPE: On 27 March 2014, a historic first was achieved: a peace agreement led by a woman chief mediator was signed. The Filipino government and t...

Sierra Leone: From 'blood diamonds" to long-lasting development

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undp.org - But with Sierra Leone at the crossroads of peacebuilding and long-term development, it is crucial that the international community stays fully engaged and works together on many of the remaining ch...

UNHCR - Bright Eritrean refugee in Sudan selected to study in the Netherlands

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unhcr.org - KHARTOUM, Sudan, April 17 (UNHCR) – When Mohammed Humed fled from Eritrea to the famous Sudanese tourist destination of Kassala, he was not going on holidays. He was looking for a better life, one ...

Tatyana Fazlalizadeh Takes Her Public Art Project to Georgia - NYTimes.com

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nytimes.com - ATLANTA — With a lick of wheat paste, a roller and a stepladder, Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, a painter and illustrator from Brooklyn, introduced herself to the South, in an unusual way. She plastered a p...

Arab Network For Human Rights Information » Saudi Arabia: Activist “Fadel Al-Manasif” Sentenced to 15 Years in Jail

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anhri.net - The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) condemned the ruling issued by Criminal Court in Riyadh, on April 17, against human rights activist “Fadel Al-Manasif” to jail him for 15 yea...

Catapult - Women's groups work together to end sex trafficking

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catapult.org - Groups in Croatia pool their resources together to prevent sex trafficking and support women survivors in the Balkans. Why we care: Sex trafficking is putting women’s human rights at risk in the Ba...

OP-ED: Beyond the Street Protests: Youth, Women and Democracy in Latin America - Inter Press Service

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ipsnews.net - UNITED NATIONS, Apr 16 2014 (IPS) - Women’s empowerment and political participation are not only crucial for women: they are essential for effective democratic governance, one which promotes human ...

UNHCR - A Syrian boy who risked his life to cross the sea.

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unhcr.org - GENEVA, 17 April (UNHCR) Mahmoud is just a boy. He loves playing with friends, going to school and reading to his little sister. His mother and father, like any parents, simply want the best for hi...

Property rights and legal aid: Making life a little easier in Ukraine

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undp.org - Ivan Kalyta’s pension only allows him to buy his medication and basic food, and pay his utility bill. So when the time came to repair his house, he decided to sell two plots of his land to raise mo...

Trauma Still Fresh for Rwanda's Survivors of Genocidal Rape - Inter Press Service

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ipsnews.net - KIGALI, Apr 11 2014 (IPS) - Claudine Umuhoza’s son turned 19 this Apr. 1. And while he may be one of at least thousands of children who were conceived during the Rwandan genocide, he’s not official...

Afghan women’s voices in elections: Changing the game

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trust.org - Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation.   The significance of the elections in Afghanistan cannot be overestimated.   They mark the first ...

Guinea-Bissau votes in bid for stability

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undp.org - Voters in Guinea-Bissau head to the polls this Sunday, in a presidential and parliamentary election many hope will bring stability to the tiny West African nation. Postponed several times, the elec...

For Young Women, Sexual Violence Is The New Normal

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thinkprogress.org - By Tara Culp-Ressler April 15, 2014 at 9:00 am Updated: April 15, 2014 at 10:33 am "For Young Women, Sexual Violence Is The New Normal" Most young women assume that being harassed, assaulted, and a...

Irresistible: Espionage, dissent and NGOs - Index on Censorship

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indexoncensorship.org - Edward Snowden’s revelations on the voracious appetite of spying on all and sundry by the National Security Agency and allied agencies should not give pause for too much comment, other than to affi...

UNFPA - How Has the World Changed in the Last 20 Years?

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unfpa.org - UNITED NATIONS, New York – Twenty years ago, the international community gathered in Cairo, Egypt, to explore how the world was changing and how those changes were affecting the most vulnerable. At...

Albanian delegation learns how Croatia met EU standards in rule of law

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hr.undp.org - A high-level Albanian delegation led by Deputy Minister of Justice Idlir Peci visited Zagreb on 27- 28 March 2014 to learn about Croatia’s experience in meeting the requirements for European Union ...

Equality Now | End violence and discrimination against women and girls

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org2.salsalabs.com - On 20 December 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada declared Canada’s prostitution laws unconstitutional. The Canadian Parliament now has one year to write new laws or prostitution and the inherently ...

UNHCR - Eritrean seeking safe-passage to Sudan was led into a nightmare

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unhcr.org - KASSALA, Sudan, 16 April (UNHCR) – After 20 members of her religious congregation were imprisoned in Eritrea, Semret knew she had to flee to the safety of Sudan. The 25-year-old woman left on foot ...

Female car-washers in South Sudan break gender stereotypes

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unmultimedia.org - Women in South Sudan are helping break gender stereotypes in the work place by operating a car wash facility at a UN base in Juba. The South Sudan Women empowerment Network (SSWEN) was awarded the ...

Legal Aid Clinics in Gaza help people get protection of the law

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undp.org - Asma*  lived in Jabalia Camp in the Gaza Strip where she attempted to raise a family whilst trapped within a violent marriage. Aggression and attacks were part of her daily life; bruises and physic...

Women parliamentarian candidates eye historic record

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id.undp.org - As vote counting gets underway in the world’s third largest democracy, little-known Indonesian businesswoman Freeda Mustikasari can almost taste history. Indonesian authorities have campaigned inte...

Index on Censorship | Support Index, Donate Now - Index on Censorship

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indexoncensorship.org - Donate to Index and support our work to protect freedom of expression around the world. Your contribution will help Index to challenge censorship through hard-hitting journalism, ground-breaking re...

Criminalising kink: Cameron’s porn crusade - Index on Censorship

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indexoncensorship.org - This article is the part of the Index on Censorship Young Writers / Artists Programme Last year London Mayor Boris Johnson’s aide, Simon Walsh, was arrested for possession of extreme pornography: d...

Worldwide Partners & Collaborators, Groups and Communities Around the World: Youth For Human Rights

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youthforhumanrights.org - ©2002–2014 Youth for Human Rights International. All Rights Reserved. The Youth for Human Rights International logo is owned by Youth for Human Rights International. The UNITED logo is owned by TXL...

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solidaritycenter.org - April 18, 2014—Garment workers continue to be fired and harassed at the Taratex BD Ltd. factory in Gazipur, Bangladesh, according to the Bangladesh Independent Garment Workers Union Federation (BIG...

Endorsements, Testimonials and Success Stories: Youth For Human Rights

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youthforhumanrights.org - “I wish to commend Youth for Human Rights International (YHRI) organization for their vision and purpose. Teaching youth about their human rights and responsibilities according to the United Nation...

Political voice, corruption and the Indian election: saffron flags and broomsticks

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developmentprogress.org - With the Indian elections under way, ODI's William Avis contributes to our political voice series his perspective on the major issues facing the Indian electorate. A potentially dominating issue, h...

Advisory Board, Sheriff Lee Baca, Dr. Pouran Ameli, Teresa Cheung, Sheeraz Hasan: Youth For Human Rights

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youthforhumanrights.org - Dr. Pouran Ameli President, American-Iranian Friendship Association Almog Burstein Mayor of Hod Hasharon, one of the districts of Tel Aviv, Israel Teresa Cheung Hong Kong born actress, model, cloth...

The International Centre for the Legal Protection of Human Rights

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interights.org - I regret to inform you that INTERIGHTS will be closing down on 27 May 2014. Our past successes have included cases challenging slavery in Niger - making a difference to thousands of people; ensurin...

Purpose, Teaching Youth about Human Rights: Youth For Human Rights

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youthforhumanrights.org - The purpose of Youth for Human Rights International is to teach youth about human rights, specifically the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and inspire them to become valuable ...

Genocide prosecution in a national court – Guatemala’s Rios Montt trial

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ciccglobaljustice.wordpress.com - In The Hague last week, Naomi Roht-Arriaza, distinguished professor of law at the University of California, Hastings College of Law, shared her views on Guatemala’s landmark genocide trial of forme...

Uzbekistan: Dissident photographer "ruining the constitution" - Index on Censorship

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indexoncensorship.org - Renowned photographer and documentary filmmaker Umida Akhmedova tells Index about her latest run-in with Uzbekistan's repressive authorities On 27 January, internationally renowned photographer Umi...

Awards, Recognitions and Proclamations: Youth For Human Rights

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youthforhumanrights.org - Government officials, educators, religious leaders and human rights activists recognize the value of YHRI’s work. Accordingly, below are some of the many awards, proclamations and recognitions rece...

Tell Armenia to ensure justice for victims by joining the ICC

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ciccglobaljustice.wordpress.com - Europe is sadly no stranger to mass atrocities with millions of victims having suffered from the scourge of wars on the continent over the past century. This month, we are calling on Armenia to pay...

Where the Death Penalty Stands

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prospect.org - Yesterday, the New Hampshire state Senate deadlocked on a bill that would have eliminated the state's death penalty, killing the bill for the moment and leaving New Hampshire as the only state in N...

FIDH welcomes Ukranian acceptance of ICC jurisdiction, demands its extension to Crimea's situation - FIDH

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fidh.org - The Hague, Paris, 17 April 2014 – Today the International Criminal Court (ICC) confirmed the lodging of a declaration by Ukraine accepting the jurisdiction of the Court. FIDH welcomes this developm...

Youth for Human Rights, Human Trafficking Education and Partners

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youthforhumanrights.org - YHRI has helped raise awareness about the problem of human trafficking or “modern-day slavery,” a type of crime that now affects an estimated 27 million people worldwide, mostly women and children....

Debating South Dakota’s death penalty

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argusleader.com - Anne Thompson and Elaine Engelgau hold signs protesting the death penalty following a Good Friday Vigil outside the state penitentiary in Sioux Falls. (Photo: Elisha Page / Argus Leader ) About 100...

ICC orders eight witnesses to testify in Ruto-Sang case

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mobile.nation.co.ke - “The Chamber found that the Government of Kenya has an obligation to cooperate fully with the Court: by serving the subpoenas to the witnesses and by assisting in compelling their attendance before...

Filtering in the UK: The hinterland of legality, where secrecy trumps court rulings - Index on Censorship

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indexoncensorship.org - James Brokenshire was giving an interview to the Financial Times last month about his role in the government’s online counter-extremism programme. Ministers are trying to figure out how to block co...

Ramy Raoof

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