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En la noche del 4 de Julio una joven llamada Roxana Díaz Gómez de 27años fue atropellada por un conductor borracho cruzando la Avenida Flatbush en Brooklyn. Luego de seis días en coma, Roxana murió rodeada de su querida familia y amigos.

published: 07/30/2013
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AWID interviewed Rajaa Altalli, co-founder and Public Relations Director from the Center for Civil Society and Democracy in Syria (CCSDS) about the impacts of Syria’s humanitarian crisis on women, their priority shift from revolution to survival, and how, amongst all the bloodshed, some Syrian women are organizing for their role in a transitional process.

published: 07/05/2013
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Everybody seems to be in love with the word 'change'. It's powerful, evocative, and courageous. But I have lost count of the times I've seen this word being abused, to the point that I wonder if society still remembers that 'change' actually entails the idea of transformation: a concept which requires action.

published: 06/24/2013
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El huracán Sandy todavía se siente como si hubiese impactado el día de ayer. Para muchos de nosotros/as, no hace mucho que buscábamos refugiarnos de la tormenta y que vimos como destruía nuestras comunidades a su paso. Muchos y muchas de nosotros/as recién estamos empezando a recuperarnos.

published: 06/23/2013
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Speaking out today against the U.S. government’s decision to send military arms support to Syrian opposition forces, MADRE, an international women’s human rights organization with an office in New York city, spoke out today to oppose what the U.S. president Barack Obama has coined in new efforts by the U.S. to switch policy in order to “change the calculus” in the region.

published: 06/14/2013
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A la frontière nord de la Jordanie, le camp de Zaatari voit affluer plus de 5000 réfugiés syriens par jour. En moins d’un an, cela a transformé Zaatari en la cinquième plus grande ville de Jordanie, avec 147 601 personnes, et l’un des plus grands camps de réfugiés du monde. Mais cela n’est pas sans conséquence. Les conditions sanitaires et d’hygiène sont particulièrement négligées, et le trafic – de sexe ou de drogues – s’y est vite développé.

published: 06/05/2013
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Up to 1,500 protesters gathered in Guatemala City and surrounding Latin American countries on Friday to condemn the Guatemala Constitutional Court’s decision to annul the trial of former Guatemalan military president José Efraín Ríos Montt.

published: 05/27/2013
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In this episode, the first in a five-part series, veteran Maggie Martin of Iraq Veterans Against the War explains her eventual disillusionment with the war effort, while Iraqi activist Yanar Mohammed of the Organization of Women’s Freedom in Iraq recounts her effort to inform Iraqis during the insurgency that many Americans opposed the invasion.

published: 03/24/2013
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When it comes to the Iraq War, elite media are willing to say ‘mistakes were made’ around evidence of weapons, but virtually none appear interested to revisit the other justifications they endorsed, including that toppling Saddam Hussein would advance human rights in Iraq and especially the rights of women. Surely media that truly regretted their role in the war would show more interest in tracking those aspects of its ongoing impact? 

published: 03/22/2013
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Ten years after the invasion, Human Rights Watch says Iraqi authorities are violating the rights of women there. Violations include rape threats and detaining women.

published: 03/06/2013
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As the earthquake in Haiti has proven, even more important than a recognised name or robust physical presence is the quality of services delivered by humanitarian relief organisations.

published: 02/28/2013
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Despite decades of public-awareness campaigns, violence against women is rampant, even in developed countries. In partnership with UN Women, Metro investigates in a five-part article series.

published: 02/25/2013

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