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Saudi Arabia: Women’s rights defenders arrested for promoting human rights online

Woman human rights defender Noha Al-Balawi, who is active online in supporting civil and political rights for women, was arrested two weeks ago in the last week of January 2018. She is a college student from Tabuk. On 05 February her detention was extended for another month. A Saudi source told the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) that “Activists believe that we ...

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Reviving Task force against FGM, Why?

In 2019, we celebrate 25 years of civil society struggle against FGM, 25 years since the launching of the Task force against FGM in the wake of the International Conference on Population and Development held in Cairo in 1994. The task force was the first national campaign to last nearly five years, it further expanded to include all civil society ...

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“Males Only” Flagrant Violation of Women’s Right to Work

New woman foundation Statement On 1/2/2018, Banque Misr Foundation for Community Development has published an announcement for a job vacancy of Project Monitoring and Evaluation Official on its official Facebook page stating that the vacancy is only available for males. Paradoxically, such announcement contradicts the message of the institution in question which stipulates “Contributing positively and constructively in social development ...

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Scientist Sworn in as Mauritius’ First Woman President

PORT LOUIS, MAURITIUS:  Prominent scientist Ameenah Gurib-Fakim was sworn as president of Mauritius today, becoming the first women to hold the ceremonial position in the Indian Ocean island nation. “My ambition is to bring the Mauritian nation together around the national flag,” Gurib-Fakim after her inauguration, held at the presidency outside the capital Port Louis. She said she was dedicating her ...

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16 days of activism ending

Our Last Video: The 16 Days of Activism Against Violence campaign focuses this year on Gender-Based violence in educational institutions, the legal and institutional change, as well as the policies that should be enacted in order to prevent violence. The campaign also focuses on how this issue is dealt with as human rights issue, in addition to the roles of ...

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Ragia Omran speech at the Award Ceremony

Ambassador Luy Ambassador Romatet Members of the National Council for Human Rights My dearest family, friends and esteemed colleagues It is with great honor that I stand before you today to accept the Franco German Prize for Human Rights and the Rule of Law and to join my fellow laureates from around the world, who have been recognized for their ...

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Make Art Speak Up.. Sixth Movie and the last .. 16 days of activism

The feminization of housework has an apparent impact on women’s rights in both the private and the public spaces, as it imposes an imbalanced and unjust role division between men and women. It entrenches and reinforces a multitude of discrimination and violence forms that women are subject to.  It limits and confines women solely to stereotypical caregiving roles. NWF has ...

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Make Art Speak Up.. Fourth Movie .. 16 days of activism

The feminization of housework has an apparent impact on women’s rights in both the private and the public spaces, as it imposes an imbalanced and unjust role division between men and women. It entrenches and reinforces a multitude of discrimination and violence forms that women are subject to.  It limits and confines women solely to stereotypical caregiving roles. NWF has ...

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Make Art Speak Up.. Fifth Movie .. 16 days of activism

The feminization of housework has an apparent impact on women’s rights in both the private and the public spaces, as it imposes an imbalanced and unjust role division between men and women. It entrenches and reinforces a multitude of discrimination and violence forms that women are subject to.  It limits and confines women solely to stereotypical caregiving roles. NWF has ...

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Education without violence … 16 days of activism

Girls are not only denied their right to education, they are also often forced into getting married as a child and shouldering responsibilities of marriage, they are denied the joy of playing like any other child, or living their age Girls are sometimes forced to work at such young age for insignificant wages without any protection whatsoever It is about ...

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