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Open Letter to Permanent Representatives to the UN: Recommendations on the Security Council Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security (WPS)

2017-10-16

This open letter, available in English, French, Spanish and Arabic, was sent to all UN Member States on behalf of 391 civil society organizations across 98 countries in advance of the Security Council…

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Egypt: human rights defender Mohamed Zaree wins 2017 Martin Ennals Award

2017-10-10

Egyptian human rights defender Mohamed Zaree, Egypt Country Director at the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS), has won the prestigious Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders in…

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Lebanon: Wadad Halawani chosen as Human Rights and Freedom of Speech Defender for September 2017

2017-09-20

(Beirut/Cairo 20 September 2017) The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI), Maharat Foundation, and the Gulf Centre for Human Rights, in cooperation with IFEX, chose the prominent Lebanese…

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Civil society urges collective response to combat civic space violations in the Middle-East and North Africa

2017-08-28

(Beirut, 28 August 2017) A group of human rights activists and civil society organisations have issued a public call urging greater solidarity and strategic coordination to address the unabated assault…

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Palestine: Jamil Dakwar chosen as Defender of Human Rights & Freedom of Expression in August 2017

2017-08-23

The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI), Maharat Foundation, and the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR), in cooperation with IFEX, have chosen the prominent Palestinian human rights defender…

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Turkey: GCHR stands in solidarity with rights defenders detained in Turkey and calls for their immediate release

2017-07-10

The Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) expresses serious concern about the recent detention of human rights defenders and trainers at a workshop in Turkey on 05 July. We stand in solidarity with all…

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