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Mary Lawlor
19 اكتوبر / تشرين الأول 2016

The Irish Times this week ran an opinion piece defending the Northern Ireland Policing Board's training and financial support for Bahraini security forces.

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Colombia Killings
11 يوليو / تموز 2016

The announcement of the ceasefire between the Colombian government and the FARC-EP is a historic moment that we hope will mark a turning point in the history of Colombia. It offers the Colombian people an opportunity to make a break with the endemic violence of the past. The direct reference to the protection of human rights defenders (HRDs) in the peace agreement is one more reason to celebrate.

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Dawit Isaak
27 مايو / أيار 2016

Last week the government and people of Eritrea celebrated 25 years since independence. No one can deny the courage, resilience and sacrifice of those Eritreans who fought for the independence of their country, yet sadly this very fact prompts the question as to what exactly there is to celebrate 25 years on.

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Zainab Al Khawaja
24 مايو / أيار 2016

عبد الهادي، له سنتان من العمر ويجري حاليا احتجازه مع والدته زينب الخواجة في سجن مدينة عيسى للنساء في البحرين. زينب هي إحدى المدافعات البارزات عن حقوق الإنسان في البحرين. تواجه ثلاث سنوات وشهر واحد في السجن بعدة تهم، من بينها "تخريب ممتلكات عامة"، وذلك لممارستها حقها في حرية التعبير عبر تمزيق صور (الملك) حمد بن عيسى آل خليفة.

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David Rabelo Crespo small
15 أبريل / نيسان 2016

David Rabelo CrespoDavid Ravelo Crespo has been demanding justice for victims of extra-judicial killings, forced displacement and government corruption in Colombia for more than 30 years.

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27 سِبْتَمْبِر / أيلول 2015

On 27 September China will co-host with UN Women a “Global Leader's Meeting on Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment” in New York. Chinese President Xi Jinping will address the gathering, as will Secretary General of the UN, Ban Ki-moon. The event will mark 20 years since the Beijing Declaration and is intended to place 'gender equality, women's rights and women's empowerment at the centre of the global agenda'.

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25 سِبْتَمْبِر / أيلول 2015

When I arrived at the 1995 Fourth World Conference on Women (FWCW) in Beijing, Chinese authorities welcomed hundreds of foreign dignitaries and international rights groups with rainbow coloured scarves. Yet, while China hosted what would come to be known as the pre-eminent gathering on gender equality for the next twenty years, the government was also systematically disempowering Tibetan women through its repressive policies towards the Tibetan Autonomous Region.