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The daughter of slain Honduran indigenous rights activist Berta Cáceres called Friday for an immediate halt to the controversial dam project which the renowned human rights leader had mounted a decade long fight to stop.
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Over a dozen global organizations that work for the protection of women human rights defenders, have created a historical document containing urgent measures for the protection of women human rights defenders.
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(New York) – The adoption of the first-ever resolution on women human rights defenders by the United Nations General Assembly’s Third Committee is a step forward in protecting those who face risks and attacks for their work to promote human rights, including women’s rights, Amnesty International (AI), the Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID), the International Service for Human Rights (ISHR), and JASS (Just Associates) said today. Notes:
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Thursday, September 5, 2013. From September 6-8, the Mesoamerican Women Human Rights Defenders Initiative (IM-Defensoras) hosted the 2nd Regional Gathering of WHRD in Mesoamerica with the participation of more than 160 women defenders from Honduras, Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Panama, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Canada, Colombia and others.
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Malawian women activists will hold a national dialogue with stakeholders and decisionmakers from 20 – 22 October 2012 to demand for an immediate rollout of quality ART. Women will also meet with Ministry of Health officials and take to the streets at the Global Race to SAVE Lives Conference during a March on October 23 to demand the necessary resources and support from the ministry of health, medical institutions, local financial lending institutions and government to save lives now.
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In Latin America, Mexico has the highest number of attacks against journalists and the second highest number of attacks against women human rights defenders. The human rights defender Margarita Martínez reports on the situation of violence against women human rights defenders and journalists in Mexico before the CEDAW Committee.  
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