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openDemocracy Feature – Leila Alikarami: Iranian women human rights defenders

Exclusive conference coverage from openDemocracy 50.50: Leila Alikarami writes Iranian women human rights defenders: Challenges and opportunities for our Defending the… Read More »

Global conference in The Hague focuses on protection of women activists

(The Hague)—April 24, 2015.   A gathering of 120 women—including Nobel peace laureates and frontline activists from the Middle East, Africa… Read More »

openDemocracy Feature – Yifat Susskind: Shelters without walls

Exclusive conference coverage from openDemocracy 50.50: Yifat Susskind writes Shelters without walls: women building protective infrastructures against rape for our Defending… Read More »

openDemocracy Feature – Daysi Flores: Hope as a survival strategy for Defensoras in Honduras

Exclusive conference coverage from openDemocracy 50.50: Daysi Flores writes Hope as a survival strategy for Defensoras in Honduras for our Defending the… Read More »

Participant Spotlight: Binalakshmi Nepram, India

“Together, women of the third world, the first world, the middle world, this one globe, have to be united and… Read More »

PRIMER: Risks to women human rights defenders around the world

Women human rights defenders (WHRDs) face incredible threats and violence as a result of their work to promote human rights,… Read More »

Unieke bijeenkomst van vijf winnaressen van de Nobelprijs voor de Vrede in Nederland

Topconferentie over de bescherming van vrouwelijke activisten wereldwijd van 24 t/m 26 april.  Uit onderzoek van het International News Safety… Read More »

Speakers Bureau

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Spotlighting Claudia Paz y Paz, Guatemala

Meet Dr. Claudia Paz y Paz Bailey - Guatemala’s first female Attorney General. She is a respected criminal law specialist and… Read More »

Canadian Embassy in Mexico backs human rights abuses by mining company

This sign outside the La Platosa mine says, "Water unfit for human consumption." (Prometeo Lucero/Red TDT via CBCNews)

A new report from MiningWatch Canada alleges that the Canadian Embassy in Mexico is supporting human rights abuses related to… Read More »

Colombia and FARC rebels to clear landmines

The Colombian government and Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC) rebels have reached an agreement to remove landmines, improvised explosive… Read More »

Nobel Laureates provide safeguard recommendations to World Bank

The Nobel Women’s Initiative has sent an open letter to the President of the World Bank, Jim Yong Kim, expressing… Read More »

Nobel laureates at UIC to celebrate 100 years of women’s peacemaking

(Chicago, Illinois)—March 12, 2015. The Social Justice Initiative at the UIC will welcome Nobel peace laureates Leymah Gbowee of Liberia… Read More »

Colombian activist faces death threat

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Criminal group Los Costeños Auc sent a death threat to Mayerlis Angarita, a leader for victims of violence in Colombia,… Read More »

March for Climate in Quebec City

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Join the Act on Climate Movement on April 11th in Quebec City! The Act on Climate March will take to… Read More »

Include women in peace processes: Nobel Laureates

Nobel Laureates signed the final Istanbul Declaration and Call to Action on women and peace.

Nobel laureates Jody Williams and Shirin Ebadi joined Tawakkol Karman in Turkey this week for the “Istanbul Conference on Peace… Read More »

Mexican court acquits human rights defender

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A Mexican court has acquitted indigenous human rights defender Lucila Bettina Cruz Velazquez of all charges against her. Bettina Cruz… Read More »

#SurvivorsUnited delegation wraps up in Colombia

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The #SurvivorsUnited delegation has returned home after a powerful week in Colombia to share the needs and demands of sexual… Read More »

#SurvivorsUnited urges women’s inclusion in Colombia peace process

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Delegates from the International Campaign to Stop Rape and Gender Violence in Conflict‘s #SurvivorsUnited delegation to Colombia – including Nobel… Read More »

Tawakkol Karman urges peaceful protest in Yemen

Yemen’s Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Tawakkol Karman is urging citizens of Yemen to rise against the Houthi coup and continue… Read More »

Sister to Sister Update – Andrea: Looking Forward

Andrea joined us in Ottawa for the 2014 Sister-to-Sister Mentorship Program. She completed six weeks of communications and advocacy training… Read More »

International Advocacy 101: Andrea

Andrea joined us in Ottawa for the 2014 Sister-to-Sister Mentorship Program. She completed six weeks of communications and advocacy training… Read More »

Andrea: Meet the Mack Chang sisters, Guatemala

Andrea joined us in Ottawa for the 2014 Sister-to-Sister Mentorship Program. She completed six weeks of communications and advocacy training… Read More »

African leaders call for AU to act on violence against women

Leymah Gbowee at GIMAC in January 2015

Nobel Peace Laureate and Campaign co-chair, Leymah Gbowee, led an International Campaign to Stop Rape & Gender Violence in Conflict delegation to… Read More »

Join Stop Rape Campaign’s delegation to Colombia

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Join us as we follow the International Campaign to Stop Rape & Gender Violence in Conflict’s delegation to Colombia from… Read More »