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KNK Women's Committee in Southern Kurdistan Condemns the Assassination of Three Women Political Activists in Paris


Kurdistan National Congress (KNK) Women's Committee in Southern Kurdistan Condemns the Assassination of Three Women Political Activists in Paris.

Political will but not Lip Service – Towards protecting Palestinian Women’s Right to Life


Ramallah: Within the recent developments in the Palestinian context and the recognition of Palestine as non-state member in the United Nations where all the international human rights agreements and conventions should be applied, women basic right to life is still being violated under the so-called family honor background. As women, we believe that law sovereignty is the base for building a democratic community. A community that respects human rights and right to life in particular, represents the ambitious of all Palestinians.

Vi kan inte längre titta på medan Kongos folk förblöder

Publicerad 22 november, 2012 - 10:30

KONGOS NYA KRIS Rebeller har intagit Goma i östra Kongo, en härjad stad i ett härjat land där 00-talets konflikt redan skördat miljoner människors liv. Men det är dags att skriva en ny berättelse om Kongo och där kan Sverige bidra. Vi måste driva på EU för en reglering av konfliktmineraler liknande den som genomförts i USA, skriver Margot Wallström.

Egyptian rights groups reject draft constitution


November 18, 2012. Joint press release co-signed by 23 human rights organizations: "No" to constitution establishing political and theocratic tyranny – Egyptian rights groups reject draft constitution.


38 aid agencies warn of humanitarian disaster in Gaza if military confrontation is not stopped


As the impact of days of violent escalation worsens for civilians in Gaza and in Israel, a group of 38 aid and development agencies – among them Kvinna till Kvinna – today urged world leaders to take swift action to enforce a ceasefire in order to protect civilian lives and infrastructure and prevent another widespread humanitarian disaster in Gaza brought on by a prolonged military confrontation.

Press release by Egyptian human rights organizations concerning the disregard for international rights conventions in draft constitution


November 13, 2012, joint Press Release by 21 Egyptian Human Rights organizations: In wake of disregard for international rights conventions in draft constitution: Ministry of Foreign Affairs cancels invitations to advocacy groups to meet with EU; President excludes rights organizations from meeting with “civil society”

ECWR completely Refuses the Draft of Constitution


Pressrelease by Egyptian Center for Women's Rights (ECWR): ECWR completely Refuses the Draft of Constitution– Cancellation of the Articles of Women’s Rights is a planned aggression on the Egyptian Women.

What the Women Say: Protection and Participation of Syrian Women


Statement of Solidarity. We the women of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and South Asia, with our colleagues from North America and Europe, express our solidarity with our Syrian sisters. In line with United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325, SCR 1820 and SCR 1612, we strongly condemn all the on-going atrocities, including killings, rape, torture, disappearances, kidnappings, arrests and detention of civilians, and especially of women and children.

Where are the women?


Press realease by the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network, EMHRN, Copenhagen 15 May 2012: "Women's contributions in the revolutions should not be rewarded with marginalization and loss of their rights."

JCW in solidarity with the Palestinian heroic and historic hunger strikers in Israeli prisons


Sunday, 13 May 2012, statement by Jerusalem Center for Women. "We urge the international civil society to call their leaders to pressure Israel to stop their cruelty and rights violations against the Palestinian political prisoners on hunger strike."