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yesterday at 20:20. Facebook
Extremely troubling: the World Congress of Families' annual meeting kicks off tomorrow in Budapest, a space where ultra-conservative activists and policy-makers will learn from each other’s tactics for achieving regressive change.

Check out the new report released today that exposes the rising trend of anti-rights actors operating in international human rights spaces and the significant...
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Extremely troubling the World Congress of Families annual meeting kicks off tomorrow

The World Congress of Families: A prime example of today’s anti-rights lobby

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05/19/2017 at 15:38. Facebook
Read the stories of 5 women who braved abortion stigma and legislative restrictions in order to do what was best for their families.
Read the stories of 5 women who braved abortion stigma and legislative

Let’s celebrate the moms who braved abortion stigma to do the right thing for their family

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05/17/2017. Facebook
On this International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, read the inspiring story of how our member Colectivo Sentimos Diverso is taking action and practicing solidarity in the face of discrimination.

#IDAHOT #IDAHOBIT
On this International Day Against Homophobia Transphobia and Biphobia read the inspiring

Exploring freedom through education, action, unity and solidarity

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05/16/2017. Facebook
Staggering figures: "281 people killed in 2016 for defending human rights, up from 156 in 2015"
Staggering figures 281 people killed in 2016 for defending human rights up from

Attacks on human rights activists reach crisis point globally

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05/15/2017. Facebook
Do you know what abortion stigma is?

Check out CREA's #AbortTheStigma campaign for safe and legal access to abortion and reproductive justice for all!
Do you know what abortion stigma is Check out CREAs AbortTheStigma campaign

What is Abortion Stigma?

Created for our 2017 #AbortTheStigma campaign. ---- Music: Good Starts - Jingle Punks: https://youtu.be/NstTz8iyl-c ---- Source text: A Learning Agenda for A...

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05/12/2017. Facebook
"Mexico has become a very dangerous place for those who have the courage to devote their lives to search for missing persons. The nightmare they face not knowing the fate or whereabouts of their relatives and the dangers they face in their work, which they perform given the negligent response from the authorities, is alarming."
Mexico has become a very dangerous place for those who have the

Prominent Mexican activist who uncovered the cartel murder of her daughter has been shot dead

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05/10/2017. Facebook
After receiving close to 200 applications, we are excited to support these 20 #AWIDForum Seed Grantees in their important and transformative cross-movement collaborations. They indeed hold the seeds of promise and possibilities for our Feminist Futures!
After receiving close to 200 applications we are excited to support these

Announcing the 2016 AWID Forum Innovation Seed Grantees

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05/09/2017. Facebook
Urgent! Please sign Amnesty International's letter calling on Uganda to #FreeStellaNyanzi and comply with its obligations to respect, protect and fulfil her right to freedom of expression.
Urgent Please sign Amnesty Internationals letter calling on Uganda to FreeStellaNyanzi and

Urgent: Release Dr Stella Nyanzi

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05/08/2017. Facebook
"For 2½ years, photographers Katia Repina and Carla Moral have been following Julia and 13 other intersex individuals in their project titled “My Own Wings.” While each individual’s story is unique, they found their subjects share many common experiences of shame and silence."
For 2 years photographers Katia Repina and Carla Moral have been following

‘They were interested in me as if I were a zoo animal. But … I’m a human.’ Intimate images explore intersex identity.

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Claudy Vouhé
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05/05/2017. Facebook
Brilliant interview series with African feminists, from the African Feminist Forum.
Brilliant interview series with African feminists from the African Feminist Forum

Voice, Power and Soul: African feminists in their own words

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05/04/2017. Facebook
"Feminism isn’t a 'part' of me; it is fundamental to my survival as I navigate life’s journey as a young Sierra Leonean woman." – our member, Ngozi Cole, recounts her journey to feminism.
Feminism isnt a part of me it is fundamental to my survival

Finding my voice and my identity as a Sierra Leonean feminist

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05/04/2017. Facebook
Meet some of the women on the frontline of struggles to defend land, territory and livelihoods from violent models of “development” based on extractivism.
Meet some of the women on the frontline of struggles to defend

"Visionary and creative resistance": meet the women challenging extractivism – and patriarchy

opendemocracy.net
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05/03/2017. Facebook
Young activists explore how 'the personal is political' through these short films, produced during this year's Commission on the Status of Women. Check them out!
Young activists explore how the personal is political through these short films

Young filmmakers celebrate activists and civil society leaders during CSW61

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04/19/2017. Facebook
"A lot of work is ahead: ongoing obstacles continue in the shape of visa rejections, sidelining on panels, lack of action on the Women, Peace and Security commitments and otherwise."

→ Join our #ReclaimUN Tweetathon tomorrow at 9am EST to discuss how we can tackle these obstacles and more.
A lot of work is ahead ongoing obstacles continue in the shape

The Time is Now to #ReclaimUN

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04/15/2017. Facebook
"Worldwide, scores of women are fighting for equality and our rights. Too often their lives are at stake."
Worldwide scores of women are fighting for equality and our rights Too

Fighting for equality carries massive health risks, particularly if you are a woman

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04/13/2017. Facebook
"The detention of a prominent feminist academic for criticising the Ugandan president on Facebook has been widely condemned by human rights groups. Nyanzi was arrested late on Friday, more than two months after the offending posts were published and charged with “cyber harassment”. She pleaded not guilty on Monday but was denied bail and has been detained in a maximum security prison ever...
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The detention of a prominent feminist academic for criticising the Ugandan president

Fury over arrest of academic who called Uganda's president a pair of buttocks

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04/12/2017. Facebook
English → [ Bit.ly Link ]

At a time when multinational corporations are suing governments across the globe for the right to extract natural resources at the expense of the land and its people, the prospect of victory sometimes seems dim.

But this month in El Salvador, the tides turned and women were central to an historic victory.
English At a time when multinational corporations are suing governments across the

Las mujeres detrás de la histórica victoria ambiental en El Salvador

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Daisy Elena Sainz Sala
Sam Cook
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04/10/2017. Facebook
"The riders, mostly aged in their 20s, swapped stories about being gawped at or catcalled when they go out. They also talked of the need to fight growing conservatism on Pakistan's streets, saying there are fewer women out in public today than 20 years ago."
The riders mostly aged in their 20s swapped stories about being gawped

Tired of abuse, Pakistani feminists ride bikes to claim public space

reuters.com
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04/06/2017. Facebook
"The bill entails that companies and institutions undertake a certification of their equal-pay programmes. Applying to both the public and private sector, it would prohibit any discrimination not just on gender, but also on race, religion, disability, occupational disability, age and sexual orientation grounds."
The bill entails that companies and institutions undertake a certification of their

Iceland set to tackle gender pay gap with world's toughest law

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04/05/2017. Facebook
Nine young feminists from around the world share their thoughts and feelings about taking up space at the recent 61st Commission on the Status of Women. Short film by Nayani Thiyagarajah.
Nine young feminists from around the world share their thoughts and feelings

Better Speak

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