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El nuevo Código Penal de la República Dominicana Reestablece la Prohibición Absoluta del Aborto: Genera Violencia Institucional Contra La Mujer

November 25, 2014

El Presidente Danilo Medina debe vetar la reforma al Código Penal y respetar los compromisos internacionales de derechos humanos de la República Dominicana. En el marco del 25 de Noviembre, Día Internacional de la Eliminación de la Violencia contra la Mujer[1], la Red Mundial de Mujeres por los Derechos Reproductivos (RMMDR) llama al gobierno de […]

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Dominican Republic´s Penal Code Reform Reinforces Harmful Abortion Ban and Constitutes Institutional Violence Against Women

President Danilo Medina must veto the penal code reform and uphold the Dominican’s Republic international commitment to human rights.   In light of November 25th, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women[1], the Women’s Global Network for Reproductive Rights (WGNRR) calls on the Dominican Republic to stop the institutional violence against women […]

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Asia-Pacific States adopt Declaration to Advance Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment

November 24, 2014

In a press statement civil society organizations from across the Asia Pacific region expressed their disappointment at the regressive outcomes document agreed to by the States. They questioned the lack of progressive language on sexual rights and on sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI). CSOs also reiterated the need for accountability and financial and political will to ensure States’ commitments under the BPfA, including ensuring that these commitments are included in the post 2015 development agenda.

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WGNRR Delivers a CSO Statement during Beijing +20 Review in Asia-Pacific

November 17, 2014

WGNRR’s Asia Programme Officer, Marevic Parcon, delivered a statement of Asia-Pacific CSOs during the review of the progress and remaining challenges in implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action in Asia and the Pacific at the Asian and Pacific Conference on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment: Beijing +20 Review. The CSO statement calls […]

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WGNRR Members in Action

Every month, we feature at least one individual or member organisation to facilitate the sharing of experiences and information among the members.

Shirkat Gah

November 3, 2014

Originally a small voluntary women’s collective in Pakistan in 1975, Shirkat Gah has evolved into a leading women’s rights organization in Pakistan. Shirkat Gah is committed to a just, vibrant and democratic society in which women are fully empowered, human rights and dignity are enjoyed equally by all without discrimination, where peace prevails and resources and opportunities are ensured on a sustainable and equitable basis.

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