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By admin on Feb 19th, 2014

 The European Parliament’s Committee on Gender Rights and Women’s Equality, FEMM, has approved a report that recommends criminalizing clients of sex workers. The report will be up for European Parliament vote on 27 February 2014. Sex workers are speaking out against this recommendation and call on allies in the women’s, human rights, harm reduction movement (and others) to give support and speak out against the criminalisation of clients of sex workers as well.

By admin on Aug 21st, 2013

 Deadline: 31 August 2013
VGIF (Virginia Gildersleeve International Fund) provides small grants for grassroots projects that empower women and girls in developing countries.
VGIF is named in honor of Virginia Gildersleeve, a noted leader in women’s education and Dean of Barnard College. Gildersleeve was a co-founder and twice President of the International Federation of University Women. She was the only woman appointed by President Franklin Roosevelt to the US Delegation that established the United Nations and the first woman in the United States to sign a United States treaty.
VGIF supports women’s organizations based outside of the United States by providing small grants for an array of community needs up to $7,500 USD.
What VGIF supports:
 Economic empowerment of women
 Community development
 Health and nutritional support
 Literacy and leadership training
 Educational seminars and workshops
 Promoting education in the sciences for girls
 Women’s human rights
 Organizations that are governed and directed by women.


By admin on Aug 12th, 2013

 Deadline for applications: 23 August 2013

The Institute is a unique initiative founded by the three partners in 2004 it is the first-of-its-kind programme aimed at building and developing the capacity of young lawyers from Central and Eastern European and the Newly Independent States (CEE/NIS) for litigation on women’s rights issues,including:

• violence against women,

• sexual and reproductive health and rights, and

• employment discrimination.

By admin on Jul 26th, 2013

The ICPD Beyond 2014 International Conference on Human Rights took place in The Netherlands from 7-10 July 2013. This Conference was the second thematic conference, following the ICPD Beyond 2014 Global Youth Forum, to take place within the scope of the ongoing review of the ICPD Programme of Action.

By admin on Jul 23rd, 2013

Calling all amateur and professional photographers alike! The CBRE Urban Photographer of the Year competition challenges you to capture what you consider to be the essence of urban life at any time of day, anywhere in the world. Our theme this year, ''Cities at Work’’, encourages you to portray the life of your chosen town or city. You can read about the updates to this year’s competition on the competition page.

By admin on Jul 17th, 2013

From Turkey to Sweden, recent murders and violent attacks on sex workers spark an unprecedented wave of international action calling for an end to stigma and criminalization.

By admin on Mar 25th, 2013

Evidence is an activist's most powerful asset. Used well, it can transform even the most difficult advocacy effort into an initiative that influences perceptions and actions around an important issue.

Tactical Tech is organising the 2013 Info Activism Camp (camp2013.tacticaltech.org) to explore the ways in which digital technologies, data and visuals can be used to artfully present evidence that influences debates, controversies and issues.

By admin on Mar 11th, 2013

The 57th session of Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is being held at the UN New York on March 4 – 15, 2013. CSW is principal global policy-making body dedicated exclusively to gender equality and advancement of women. Every year, representatives of Member States gather at United Nations Headquarters in New York to evaluate progress on gender equality, identify challenges, set global standards and formulate concrete policies to promote gender equality and women's empowerment worldwide.

By admin on Feb 21st, 2013

Application deadline: February 28, 2013.
Where: Summer School of Central European University (CEU), Budapest, Hungary
When: 15-19 June, 2013

Human rights litigation is one of the methods by which civil society organizations can bring about social change. This course for human rights professionals will develop the skills and knowledge needed to successfully bring cases to the regional human rights systems and the UN Treaty bodies, and to use those cases to achieve practical change. Participants will be invited to provide information on concrete cases that they are involved in which will be discussed during the course.

By admin on Feb 12th, 2013

DEADLINE: February 15, 2013

Asia Catalyst will offer up to 20 health rights advocates from organizations working with communities directly affected by HIV/AIDS the opportunity to participate in a rights training program, which includes support in gathering documentation and planning advocacy strategies, monthly coaching, and opportunities to collaborate with peer organizations.

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