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Options 2013: Issue 2

Options 2013: Issue 2

The second issue of WMC’s Options magazine for the year 2013 is out now. The latest issue features Sunila Abeysekara, founder of WMC, and her devotion towards safeguarding the rights of individuals, feminism and theatre. Read various narratives about Sunila along with articles and photo essays on women in a working environment. Read the magazine...

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Status update – Women, Conflict and Social Media (Video)

Status update – Women, Conflict and Social Media (Video)

This documentary feature gives us an insight to the action taken by women’s movements of the Asia Pacific region during times of war and conflict. This video is part of ‘Linking the Networks – Enhancing Social Media Strategies to Enhance UNSCR 1325 in Asia – A Grass Roots Initiative’.This research project is a partnership between...

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Gender Rethinking, Gender Peacebuilding 2014

Gender Rethinking, Gender Peacebuilding 2014

This report is based on a three-year research project on gender in peacebuilding, which involved field research in four countries (Burundi, Colombia, Nepal and Uganda), with a thematic focus on four areas of peacebuilding: • access to justice (including formal, informal, traditional and transitional justice); • economic recovery (especially of ex-combatants and of returnee populations...

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CEDAW Committee Elections 2014

18th Meeting of States parties (New York, 26 June 2014): Election of twelve members of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women to replace those whose terms are due to expire on 31 December 2014. The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) is composed of 23 experts of high moral...

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WMC mourns the loss of Dr. Irene Fernandez

WMC mourns the loss of Dr. Irene Fernandez

Women and Media Collective (WMC) mourns the loss of Dr. Irene Fernandez, a well known human rights activist, who died in the early hours of Monday, March 31, 2014. Known for her strong voice in promoting and protecting the rights of the less fortunate, Fernandez paid special attention to the rights of less privileged women...

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DAWN: Ugandan Government Must Stop Trying to Pass Anti-Homosexuality Bill

Original post at http://www.dawnnet.org/advocacy-appeals.php?signon=267&id=267 “In the future, the laws that criminalise so many forms of human love and commitment will look the way apartheid laws do to us now – so obviously wrong.” (Archbishop Desmond Tutu, The Lancet, Volume 380, Issue 9839, 28 July 2012) Some Parliamentarians and religious groups in Uganda are once more attempting to push through...

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Civil Society Declaration: Women’s human rights must be at the centre of the Family Planning Summit

Civil Society Declaration: Women’s human rights must be at the centre of the Family Planning Summit

Women’s Human Rights must be at the centre of the Family Planning Summit, Civil Society Declaration June 19 2012 Center for Reproductive Rights issued a Civil Society Declaration, Women’s human rights must be at the centre of the Family Planning Summit. It was endoresed by a total of 327 signatures from over 80 countries including Sri...

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