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[ February 23, 2017 ]

Joint NGO Statement: Urgent Concern for Sudanese Rights Defender on Hunger Strike Over Unlawful Detention

(14 February 2017) Dr. Mudawi Ibrahim Adam, a prominent Sudanese human rights defender, has been unlawfully detained for over two months, held by the National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) at Khartoum’s Kober Prison without charge or access to legal representation, 39 human rights groups and activists said.

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[ February 16, 2017 ]

Renewed Crackdown on Egyptian Civil Society

Middle East/North Africa, Defending Civil Society

On February 2, 2017, Citizen Lab published the “Nile Phis

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[ February 16, 2017 ]

World Movement for Democracy (WMD) Participants Meet at 9th Geneva Summit

On February 21, 2017, activists will convene to discuss global human rights issues at the 9th Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy, in Geneva, Switzerland. The event is held in conjunction with the UN Human Rights Council’s annual session, which will meet later that week.

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[ February 16, 2017 ]

Freedom House's "Freedom in the World 2017" Reports Decline in Global Freedoms

Global

On January 31, 2017, Freedom House released its “Freedom in the World 2017” report, an annual report that rates political and civil rights around the world.

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[ February 16, 2017 ]

Call for Applications: The Gender and Technology Institute in Asia

Asia, Women’s Rights

 

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[ February 7, 2017 ]

Activists' Right to Access Resources

ACCESS TO RESOURCES INITIATIVE

World Movement for Democracy’s network of activists are confronting states’ efforts to impose an increasing number of restrictions on Civil Society Organizations’ (CSOs) access to domestic and foreign donor funding. The restrictions limit the ability of CSOs to pursue their missions and in certain circumstances, threaten their existence. 

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[ February 1, 2017 ]

SetThemFree Campaign Updates

CUBA: On January 21, 2017, artist Danilo “El Sexto” Maldonado was released from El Combinado del Este prison after enduring psychological and physical torture during his 55 days of detainment.

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[ February 1, 2017 ]

Azerbaijani Civil Society Letter to Members of Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) on Corruption

On January 16, 2017, leading members of Azerbaijani civil society issued a letter to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) to conduct an independent investigation into corruption allegations against several of its Members.

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[ February 1, 2017 ]

Voices of Civil Society in Jigsaw's "Internet Without Borders" Videos

In collaboration with the Oslo Freedom Forum, Jigsaw, an ‘incubator’ that uses technology to defend human rights, has documented the courageous stories of activists in a new video series, “Internet Without Borders.” The series features personal interviews with four innovators who a

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[ February 1, 2017 ]

New ICNL "Protecting Civic Freedom Report"

The International Center for Not-for-Profit-Law (ICNL), an organization that supports the legal environment of civil society around the world, released their annual 2015-2016 report entitled "Protecting Civic Freedom." In the report, ICNL highlights their eff

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