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Oxfam and International Alert launched a multi-country report on gender justice during fragility and conflict. The report examines the impact of fragility...

Women's International League for Peace & Freedom (WILPF) launched a new toolkit on Weapons, War and Women in the MENA Region this June. The toolkit is primarily dedicated to support ...

Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) collaborated with Indigenous Women’s Network of Thailand (IWNT) to submit a joint shadow report on behalf of indigenous women in...

ESCR-Net member IWRAW-AP together with Cambodian Women’s Crisis Centre and Gender and Development for Cambodia (GADC), co-organized a “...

This paper aims to ensure that health providers understand international policy and the human rights basis for upholding women and children’s...

Hungary upholds Romani women’s right to equality in health institutions

In February 2016, a Romani woman gave birth a public hospital in Miskolc, north-eastern Hungary. During labour she cried out with pain and the midwife yelled at her “if you shout once more I will push the pillow into your face”. When the woman apologised, the doctor said to her “if you had shouted once more I would have called the psychiatrist to take away child away and then you wouldn’t receive Child Benefit, because anyway, you gypsies give birth only for the money!”

This briefing paper explores funding at the intersection of women's rights and...

Right to choose and refuse sterilization reaffirmed by India

In January 2012, up to 53 women underwent a sterilization procedure in Bihar, India, at a sterilization camp managed by an NGO which had been granted accreditation by the District Health Society, apparently without following any formal, transparent process. The women had not been given any counseling regarding the potential dangers and outcomes of the sterilization procedures. They were operated on in a school rather than a hospital, in an unsanitary and unethical manner, all by a single surgeon, under torchlight on top of a school desk, and without running water or sanitary gloves.

27
Apr
2017

Panel Event and Reception: Indigenous Women’s Resistance for Global Justice is Global, April 27: 6:00pm – 7:40 with reception to follow

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