gender based violence

Central America and Mexico – and the United States too – have become places in which too many women’s lives don’t matter. It’s time for a change.
We're on the edge of our seats following US Senate hearings where Dr. Christine Blasey Ford testified about her experience of sexual violence. And yet, we're equally hopeful. Read the reflections of our staff from across contexts and continents
Read the recommendations of 32 women defenders to states and to the United Nations on how to implement the UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders and protect women activists from violence.
From March 12-23, hundreds of NGOs, activists, and representatives of UN Member States and entities will gather in New York for the 62nd session of the Commission on the Status of Women. This year, the priority theme of the session is rural women and girls - the challenges they face, opportunities for the advancement of their rights, and their contributions to achievements in gender equality.
From #GrantsNotDebt in the UK to #FeesMustFall in South Africa, New York to Sao Paolo, students are mobilising to fight for their right to education. Long-time student activist, Evernice Munando of the Female Students Network Trust reflects on the big issues for Zimbabwean women students today.
With the 57th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) taking place in New York (March 4-15), IM-Defensoras send a plea to CSW to take effective measures to eradicate violence against women human rights defenders. The Mesoamerican Women Human Rights Defenders 
In Mesoamerica 24 women human rights defenders were assassinated between 2010 and 2011. Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRD) are attacked for being rights defenders and for being women

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