Beware Of The Middle East’s Fake Feminists

Wednesday 30 October 2013Source: Awid By Samia Errazzouki, Maryam Al-Khawaja Date: 23 october 2013 keywords: Political participation, Religious Fundamentalisms, Women’s Rights Middle Eastern dictators love to use their "enlightened" treatment of women to justify their rule. They shouldn’t get away with it. We’ve all heard the story before: those Arab dictators may be mad with power, but at least they end up treating women better than Islamists do. The Arab world is sorted into states that are good-to-women and (...) Read more >>

Week of Advocacy on Policies and Issues of Cooperation and Partnership Between the European Union and Arab countries

Tuesday 29 October 2013Soure: ANND Keywords: Advocacy, Arab word, UE DEEPENING DEMOCRACY AND FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS: A TOOL FOR PROSPERITY OR A HURDLE TO DEVELOPMENT? 4th to 8th November 2013/ Brussels- Belgium The Arab NGO Network for Development, in cooperation with Eurostep, CNCD- 11.11.11 and Bankwatch will be organizing a delegation of human rights and development civil society organizations from around 8 Arab countries to visit the European institutions in Brussels, between 4th and 8th of November (...) Read more >>

New peaceful assembly bill undermines Egyptians’ right to meet, strike, stage sit-ins, and demonstrate, and legitimizes their murder

Thursday 24 October 2013Source: CIHRS Date: 23 october 2013 Keywords: Egypt, Human Rights, Law The undersigned organizations express their deep dismay with the proposed law on the regulation of the right to public meetings, processions, and peaceful demonstrations in public spaces, known in the media as the protest law. The bill gives new political life to the protest law that the Muslim Brotherhood government failed to pass in April 2013 due to broad criticism from international bodies like the UN High (...) Read more >>


Wednesday 23 October 2013Source: ANND Keywords: civil society, ANND, US, Arab region Following is a position paper from a civil society perspective on current US – Arab relations, prepared by the Arab NGO Network for Development (ANND) in the context of a visit by a delegation of civil society groups to Washington DC (11-15 October 2013). It addresses a number of policy issues illustrated below. Read more >>

End targeting of human rights defenders and political dissidents in Bahrain!

Wednesday 23 October 2013Source: CIHRS Date: 29 september 2013 Keywords: Bahrain, Human Rights, Human Rights Defenders The undersigned human rights organizations are deeply concerned about the unfair sentences which are likely to be given to 50 Bahraini political and rights activists who have been on trial since July 11 in what is known as the case of the February 14 youth. The activists have been charged with forming an illegal coalition, which the authorities hold responsible for the violence seen in the (...) Read more >>

Statement on World Bank loans in response to Syrian refugee crisis

Friday 11 October 2013Source: ANND Date: 10 october 2013 Keywords: Syrian refugee, World Bank , Crisis Beirut, 10/10/2013. Almost 2 million refugees are estimated to have left Syria for neighbouring countries due to the civil war. Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt and Iraq are amongst the countries seeking to provide for those who have had to flee their homes. All these countries are already in vulnerable economic circumstances, with many social development goals yet to be achieved. In Lebanon, inflation has reached (...) Read more >>

CIHRS at the UN Human Rights Council: Steps Must Be Taken to Protect and Promote Human Rights in the Arab Region

Monday 7 October 2013Source:CIHRS Date: 2 October 2013 Keywords: Bahrain, CIHRS, Egypt, human rights, Human Rights Defenders, Palestine, Sudan, syria, United Nations The 24th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (the Council) came to an end last Friday, September 27, 2013. Although many Arab and international civil society groups – including the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS) – engaged throughout the session and strongly pushed the Council to take effective steps to respond to (...) Read more >>

Al-Haq and PCHR call on ICC Prosecutor to move forward on 2009 Palestinian Declaration

Monday 7 October 2013Source:PCHR Date: 5 October 2013 Thursday, 3 October 2013, Al-Haq and the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) held a meeting with the International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor, Fatou B. Bensouda, to personally present a legal opinion, prepared in cooperation with Dr. Michael Kearney of the University of Sussex. The opinion provides legal opinion,for the Prosecutor to move forward on a declaration submitted by the Palestinian leadership in 2009, accepting the jurisdiction of the (...) Read more >>

Sudanese Women: You Can Beat Us But You Cannot Break Us

Thursday 3 October 2013Source: AWID Date: 2O october 2013 Keywords: Civil & political rights, Human rights defenders, Religious Fundamentalisms, Women human rights defenders Amira Osman is awaiting trial for refusing to cover her hair. She is one of thousands of Sudanese women who are being arrested under Sudan’s criminal code, sentenced, and publicly lashed. "I am a Muslim woman but I will not cover my head, a piece of cloth should not determine my spirituality" - Amira Osman, While the anger is (...) Read more >>

Recommendations to the Presidency, the Council of Ministers and the Ministry of Transitional Justice and National Reconciliation Concerning the Integration of Gender Issues and Perspective within Transitional Justice Mechanisms

Wednesday 2 October 2013Source: Nazra Date: 30 july 2013 Keywords: Egypt, Transitional Justice, Gender Issues, Masses of the Egyptian people took to the streets within and outside of the capital on 30 June 2013 expressing the demand of deposing the President, Muhammad Morsi. This was a new wave of the revolt by Egyptians against a power ruling them, since the January 25 Revolution of 2011. On 3 July, Colonel General Abdul Fattah el-Sissi, the Commander-in-Chief of the Egyptian Armed Forces and the Minister of (...) Read more >>

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