Category: Statements

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Statement in Condemnation of Terrorist Attack Targeting Media Organizations in Afghanistan

Source: Women’s Political Participation Committee in Afghanistan January 21, 2016- Kabul, Afghanistan Afghanistan lost seven of its dedicated youth to a brutal attack by terrorists that injured twenty more people yesterday. This cowardly attack targeted the progressive Tolo TV and Kaboora Production network and brought immense grief onto the families of the lost journalists and media...

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SUDAN: URGENT ACTION EIGHT GIRLS FREE, ONE OTHER RISKS FLOGGING

Ferdous Al Toum was sentenced to be flogged 20 lashes and a fine. She has appealed this sentence. Rehab Omer Kakoum was sentenced to a heavy fine and has appealed this. Trials against eight of the 10 female Christian students charged with “indecent dress” have concluded.   Cases against the 10 Christian girls charged with...

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Raise Your Voice Against the ‘Protection of the Family’ Resolution

UN Human Rights Council is currently having its 29th session (from 15 June – 3 July 2015).  One of the resolutions being discussed is the regressive ‘Protection of the Family’ resolution. This poses a huge threat to the rights of women and sexual minorities.  Let your government know that you oppose the resolution. General information This...

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Egypt: Judicial harassment of Ms. Azza Soliman

The Observatory has been informed by reliable sources about the judicial harassment of Ms. Azza Soliman, human rights lawyer and founder of the Centre for Egyptian Women Legal Aid (CEWLA).   EGY 001 / 0115 / OBS 007 Judicial harassment Egypt January 29, 2015 The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a joint...

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Saudi Arabia: Release Maysaa Alamoudi and Loujain Alhathloul

December 7th 2014, Via October 26th Driving Campaign October 26th Driving campaign expresses its deep concern for the recent arrests and detention of two women activists who drove their cars to the Eastern border of Albatha’a in Saudi Arabia. The first woman, Mrs. Loujain Alhathloul, carries a UAE driving license valid for driving in all Gulf Council Countries, arrived...

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Equality, Development and Peace: 2015 and Beyond

In preparation for the 59th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women in March 2015, CWGL drafted a statement to encourage UN Member States to fulfill their human rights obligations toward the full realization of women’s rights. Please download the full statement below. CWGL CSW 59 Statement

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Please acquit and release Asia Bibi

Asia Bibi is a Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy. Ayub Masih, a Christian man likewise facing the same, was acquitted and released in 2002. Please show the same justice for Asia Bibi by signing a petition to Supreme Court of Pakistan here.