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Civil society calls on the solidarity of member states of Human Rights Council

By on 13 July 2016

244 civil society organizations including IAW call on the support and solidarity of member states in rejecting amendments to HRC32 draft resolution protecting civil society space. The draft resolution is to be considered for adoption at the 32nd session of the Human Rights Council.

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Feminist Activist and Women Human Rights Defender Mozn Hassan Banned from Travel

Feminist Activist and Women Human Rights Defender Mozn Hassan Banned from Travel
By on 4 July 2016

The travel ban for Mozn Hassan is an example of the shrinking space for Civil Society in many countries, including Egypt. IAW is very worried about this development. It is in complete defiance of Resolution 32/29 of the Human Rights Council, which will be adopted soon, unamended we hope!. Read more: Travel ban – Egypt

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Resolution on Protection of the Family – letter to the Permanent Representative of Greece in Geneva

Resolution on Protection of the Family – letter to the Permanent Representative of Greece in Geneva
By on 30 June 2016

The resolution on Protection of the Family tabled by a group of states at the 32nd session of the Human Rights Council is anti-family in nature

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IAW question for the candidates for UN Secretary General has been shortlisted.

By on 5 June 2016

“What initiatives are you going to take to help with the current refugee crisis, in particular with the needs and rights of refugee women and children?”

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International Day of Action on Women’s Health

International Day of Action on Women’s Health
By on 26 May 2016

IAW requests action on Women’s Sexual, Reproductive and Health Rights (SRHR) in the context of ZIKA, to commemorate May 28, the International Day of Action on Women’s Health
The IAW statement to the World Health Assembly in Geneva from 23 to 28 May, takes up an issue of high topicality: the ZIKA infection and possible consequences for women’s health, in particular to the SRHR of women.

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The ECOSOC NGO Committee is blocking NGOs from the UN.

The ECOSOC NGO Committee is blocking NGOs from the UN.
By on 19 May 2016

IAW joins an international campaign to protest against the highly politicized manner in which the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Committee on NGOs operates, in particular regarding applications for accreditation from human rights organisations. The Committee is the key gateway for NGOs to gain access to the UN

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