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News items on women's rights from around the world

Young People Strategize toward Post-2015 Agenda at Cross-Regional Meeting

Twenty-one young people from across regions and movements convened in Hong Kong last week to share information and strategize around mutual priorities for the post-2015 development agenda.


El Salvador: State recognizes rights of indigenous peoples

Congress approves constitutional amendment that protects indigenous peoples.


Peru: Protocol for therapeutic abortions is approved

Women will no longer die for carrying on with pregnancies that put their lives at risk. 


Nigeria: Women continue to be targeted by Boko Haram

More than two months after the abduction on April 14, 2014, of 223 schoolgirls at Chibok, the fundamentalist jihadist sect Boko Haram is pursuing its attacks – the last one took place in Maïduguri on the 1st of July and killed more than 15 people – and is continuing to target women. FIDH calls on the Government of Nigeria and the international community to place respect for women’s and human rights at the heart of their strategy against Boko Haram and against terrorism in the Sahel.


JFI joined Iran LGBT community reach world stage at Istanbul Pride 2014

For the first time ever, Justice for Iran (JFI) and 6Rang Network facilitated the organizational presence of Iranian LGBT community and launched a groundbreaking report on state-sponsored medical abuse of its community in Iran at the largest Pride in a Muslim country.


Hobby Lobby case: Court curbs contraception mandate

The US Supreme Court has ruled a Christian-owned company can claim a religious exemption to a law requiring employers to pay for their workers' contraception.


Gender inequality's 2030 'expiration date'

Almost two decades after 189 governments made a historic commitment in China to a world of equality between women and men, it’s time to discuss progress made and challenges ahead.


Turkey: Thousands march in Istanbul Pride despite religious objections

Tens of thousands of people turned out on Sunday to celebrate LGBT Pride in Istanbul, slated as the largest gay pride celebration in any majority Muslim country.


Kyrgyz ‘Anti-Propaganda’ Bill On Verge Of Becoming Law

Last week, the Kyrgyz Parliament’s Human Rights Committee approved the anti-LGBT ‘propaganda’ bill. The decision brings the bill closer to a parliamentary vote, which might already take place this week or next.


Salwa Bugaighis, Libyan human rights activist shot dead

Lawyer who took part in revolution that overthrew Gaddafi is killed on the same day she voted in country's general election.



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