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By Fahima Hashim, the Director of Salmmah Women's Resource Centre, on the one-year anniversary of the organisations's closure by the Sudanese government.

Today marks one year since the closure of Salmmah Women's Resource Centre by the government of Sudan (on the 24th June 2014).

10 Jun 2015

The capital of Indonesia's Aceh province has imposed a partial curfew for women that it says will reduce sexual violence but which critics say is discriminatory.

Internet cafes, tourist sites, sports facilities and entertainment venues have been instructed to refuse service to women after 11pm unless they are accompanied by a husband or male family member.

أفرزت انتفاضات الربيع العربي أصواتاً جديدة تركت أثراً كبيراً في المشهدين السياسي والحقوقي، خاصة في صفوف النساء. وهنا نقدّم خمس شخصيات نسائية أظهرت نضالاتهن عمق الأزمة بين المعارضة والأنظمة العربية الحاكمة، فدفعن ثمن المطالبة بالحرية، علماً أنه إلى هؤلاء الخمسة، هنالك آلاف المناضلات، بعضهنّ سمعنا به وبعضهنّ عمل خلف الكواليس.


2 June 2015

The sentencing of Iranian artist and activist Atena Farghadani to more than 12 years in prison – far in excess of the statutory maximum punishment for the charges she faced – is a terrible injustice, and a violation her rights to free expression and association, Amnesty International said.

Ahram Online , Sunday 31 May 2015

An Alexandria court has sentenced Egyptian activist and human rights lawyer Mahienour El-Masry and two others to one year and three months in prison over “storming” a police station in 2013 during the reign of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi.

Ahram Online, Monday 11 May 2015

The award-winning human rights lawyer, who attended Monday’s court session, has been detained by the police.

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(بيروت) ـ الحصار المفروض من جانب التحالف الذي تقوده السعودية على اليمن يمنع وصول الوقود اللازم لحياة السكان اليمنيين، في انتهاك لقوانين الحرب. وتمس حاجة اليمن إلى الوقود لتشغيل المولدات في المستشفيات التي تواجه طوفاناً من الجرحى جراء القتال، وكذلك لضخ الماء إلى السكان المدنيين.

(Nairobi) – Security forces in Sudan arrested dozens of opposition party members, students, and political activists, in the lead up to, during, and after national elections, April 13 to 16, 2015.

Those arrested included people participating in a campaign to boycott the elections “Irhal” (or “Go!” in Arabic). The African Center for Justice and Peace Studies, in a statement released the day after polls closed, documented 22 arrests on April 12 alone. Sudanese monitoring groups have reported dozens of additional arrests.

فجر زائف:عالم ما بعد الكولونالبة....عالم شجاع.

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April 15, 2015 (KHARTOUM) – A female Sudanese activist was found badly beaten at a street in Khartoum after going missing for several days.

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