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WLP Palestine Hosts Press Conference on Honor Killings that Leads President Abbas to Take Action

November 9, 2012

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WATC General Director Soraida Hussein Speaks Out Against Honor Killings

In August, the Women’s Affairs Technical Committee (WATC), WLP’s partner in Palestine, organized a three-day press conference to speak out against honor killings. Since January alone, 11 women have been killed in the name of honor.

WLP Pakistan/Aurat Foundation Network Statement: Insani Haqooq Itehad (IHI) Strongly Condemn Attack on Peace Activist Malala Yousuf Zai

October 9, 2012

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Statement by WLP Pakistan/Aurat Foundation on Attack on Peace Activist Malala Yousuf Zai

WLP Kyrgyzstan's Sixth Annual International ‘Bir Duino’ Film Festival

September 26, 2012

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The Sixth Annual International ‘Bir Duino’ (‘One World’) Documentary Film Festival on Human Rights is in session in Kyrgyzstan this week. WLP's Kyrgyzstan partner Human Rights Center/“Citizens Against Corruption” hosts this annual competition to recognize films that give an honest and powerful depiction of issues such as gender based violence, drug addiction, homelessness, and migration.

Victories over Violence: Ensuring Safety for Women and Girls - A Practitioner's Manual

Violence against women and girls is both a global and local societal ill-- global because its perpetrators and victims are in every corner of the world, and local because its forms differ from one place to the next depending on specific cultural, political, and socio-economic circumstances.

Authors: Mahnaz Afkhami, Haleh Vaziri

From Fear to Freedom: Ending Violence Against Women -- Film (English Edition

February 27, 2012

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Worldwide, at least one in three women are victims of violence. It is the most pervasive human rights violation on earth -- present in every country, every culture, every religion, every class.

But around the globe, women are joining forces and speaking out, advocating for new laws, and developing successful strategies to eradicate gender-based violence. The challenges are many. But the mission is clear: bring an end to the culture of violence and forge a new path to a culture of peace and human rights for all.

In WLP’s film, leading experts and activists from across the globe discuss the root causes of gender-based violence, share strategies to combat it, and provide inspiring accounts of the important milestones already achieved through the international women’s movement. 

WLP Nigeria/BAOBAB Press Statement on the occasion of the "16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence"

November 25, 2011

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The 25th of November every year marks the beginning of the “16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence” which is an international campaign that started in 1991 dedicated to advocate against all forms of Gender Based Violence. The 16 Days runs from November 25, (International Day against Violence against Women) to December 10, (International Human Rights Day) to symbolically link violence against women and human rights and to emphasise that such violence is a violation of human rights. This 16-day period also highlights other significant dates including December 1, which is World AIDS Day, and December 6, which marks the Anniversary of the Montreal Massacre in 1989, when 14 women students were massacred by a lone gun-man opposed to the affirmative action policies promoted by feminists at the University of Montreal.

Aurat Foundation Reports on the Situation of Violence Against Women Report (Jan-Jun 2011)

October 6, 2011

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The Policy Data Monitor-Violence Against Women (PDM) or Aurat Foundation organized a press conference on August 16, 2011 at Islamabad to share with media its bi-annual report on violence against women in Pakistan during the first six months of the current year. The programme has observed a tremendous rise in the amount of cases of violence against women during January to June 2011 as compared to last year. There were 4448 cases reported till June 2011 as compared to 4061 cases in year 2010. The majority of cases reported were from Punjab (3035) and Baluchistan having the least (133).

All Women's Action Society Launches Sexual Harassment Out (SHout) Campaign in Malaysia

October 5, 2011

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WLP Malaysia/All Women's Action Society launches "Sexual Harassment Out (SHout)" Campaign: PRESS STATEMENT LAUNCH OF CAMPAIGN "SEXUAL HARASSMENT OUT" (SHout) 10 September 2011 Today is a very important day for women and men who have faced sexual harassment in our society. Today, we are revisiting a campaign that was started ten years again by the Joint Action Women’s Group against Violence Against Violence when a memorandum on combating sexual harassment at workplaces in 2001.

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