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Standing Up for Girls’ Right to Education in Pakistan

Despite the international attention brought to the issue of girls’ education in Pakistan, women and girls in rural areas of the country continue to face threats in attending school…

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Meet Our New Staff!

Urgent Action Fund is delighted to welcome three new staff members to our dynamic team of feministas. Together, they bring more than 35 years of experience in…

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Mu Sochua Released From Prison, More Determined Than Ever

Urgent Action Fund Advisor and Cambodian MP, Ms. Mu Sochua’s recent release from prison is a testament to the power of women’s rights movements…

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Criminal Charges Against Human Rights Defender in Azerbaijan, Leyla Yunus

On 30 July 2014, human rights defender Ms. Leyla Yunus and her husband were detained in front of their home in Baku, Azerbaijan and face criminal charges…

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The Power of Stories to Secure Rights for Refugee Women

Sana Saleem is a Pakistani journalist, blogger, and co-founder of Bolo Bhi, a NGO that supports freedom of expression through multimedia and advocacy…

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How to Support Women’s Calls for Peace in Gaza

Many of us have been deeply saddened and angered by the news from Gaza. Several women’s rights organizations are currently working on this issue and your support to any will be of great value…

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Demanding an End to Violence in Gaza

In response to the conflict in Gaza, we have provided eight rapid grants to women-led organizations calling on the Israeli government to immediately instate a ceasefire and for a cessation of violence on all sides…

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Call for support for human rights defender in Azerbaijan, Leyla Yunus

On 28 April 2014, human rights defender Ms. Leyla Yunus and her husband were detained in the airport while boarding a flight from Baku to Doha in Qatar…

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Our Right To Safety: New Report Launched Today

New report, Our Right to Safety: Women Human Rights Defenders’ Holistic Approach To Protection, looks at security concerns of WHRDs and mechanisms to protect WHRDs at risk…

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Feminist activists attacked during a Women’s history month event

Urgent Action Fund partners, Bishkek Feminist Collective SQ, were attacked during an International Women’s Day event in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan on March 6, 2014…

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