Defending Women Human Rights Defenders!

This week, Campaign member Nobel Women's Initiative hosted its 5th international conference, Defending the Defenders! Building Global Support for Women Human Rights Defenders in the Netherlands.

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BRIEFING PAPER: Women of Congo Speak Out

Key findings and recommendations from our Women of Congo Speak Out delegation in 2014 have been compiled into a briefing document. View it online here, or download a PDF below. 

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Colombian activist faces death threat

Mayerlis-Angarita-UN-Women-Soraya-Hoyos.jpgCriminal group Los Costeños Auc sent a death threat to Mayerlis Angarita, a leader for victims of violence in Colombia, after she spoke out during our delegation to Colombia last month.

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#IWD2015: Celebrate Congolese Women Ending Sexual Violence in Conflict!

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We are celebrating International Women's Day 2015 with the global online launch of our multi-media exhibit, "Beauty in the Middle: Women of Congo Speak Out," which we created in partnership with Campaign member Nobel Women's Initiative.

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Wrap-Up: #SurvivorsUnited in Colombia

colombia-delegation-avatar.jpgThe #SurvivorsUnited delegation has returned home after a powerful week in Colombia to share the needs and demands of sexual violence survivors. Nobel Laureates Jody Williams and Shirin Ebadi and Survivors United for Action members Jineth Bedoya Lima and Hania Moheeb traveled to Cartagena and Bogota to hear first-hand the experiences of sexual violence survivors in the country— and witness Campaign members’ innovative strategies to advocate for justice.  

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Campaigners Demand Women’s Inclusion in Colombia Peace Process

After a week-long delegation to Colombia to meet with survivors of sexual violence, Nobel Laureate and Co-Chair of the International Campaign to Stop Rape & Gender Violence in Conflict, Jody Williams; Survivor’s United for Action member Jineth Bedoya Lima; and Director of the Colombian Campaign to Ban Landmines, Álvaro Jiménez Millán, wrote an open letter to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) calling for them to ensure women’s participation in the country’s peace process.

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Announcing our #SurvivorsUnited Delegation to Colombia!

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We are excited to invite you to join us online from February 1 - 5 as the Campaign—led by Nobel Laureates Jody Williams and Shirin Ebadi and including Survivors United for Action members Jineth Bedoya Lima and Hania Moheeb—travels to Colombia! 

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Campaigners Putting Gender on the African Union Agenda

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Leading up to the 24th African Union (AU) Summit, the Campaign joined 180 African women leaders at the Gender is My Agenda conference (GIMAC)—hosted by Campaign Advisory Committee member Femmes Africa Solidarité—to call on the AU to mark its “Year of Women’s Empowerment” with concrete commitments to end violence against women. The conference took place in Addis Ababa from January 20 to 23.

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#16Days Blog Round Up

For this year's 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence, the Campaign partnered with The Huffington Post to share a blog series on supporting survivors of sexual violence and building a safer world for them to speak out. Learn more about some of the tireless activists and survivors working around the world to end sexual violence in conflict: 

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Maha Babeker Appointed Youth Ambassador for Sudan

1417423224641.jpgCampaign member Maha Babeker from Salmmah Women's Resource Centre has been appointed the Youth to End Sexual Violence Ambassador for Sudan!

Maha participated in this year's Sister-to-Sister mentorship program, run by the Nobel Women's Initiative, and is powerful voice for youth working to build peace and promote gender equality.

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