CAWN’s 25th Anniversary and Closing event

Dear friends and supporters, This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Central America Women’s Network. It also marks the final point of CAWN as an active organisation. In 1991, during an intense period of civil war and revolution in Central America, a group of enthusiastic women active in different solidarity and human rights campaigns in the UK decided to […]

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Feminist Futures at the AWID International Forum

29 September 2016 The 13th AWID forum was held in Bahia, Brazil over four day (September 8-12 2016) bringing together over 1,800 women (and a few men too) from 130 countries: young and older feminist, of different races, ethnicities, gender identities and abilities, as well as representatives of donors and the UN. The theme of […]

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Organizations Call for Gender Focus in Protection During Special Rapporteur Visit to Honduras

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 25 August 2016 New study emphasizes the need for a gender perspective in mechanisms of protection to ensure the physical safety and rights of women defenders. UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, Michel Forst, will be in Honduras until August 27 as part of a tour […]

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Factory workers protesting peacefully are violently attacked and detained by riot police in Nicaragua

7 July, 2016 Last week, Nicaraguan workers suffered the most recent attack on their rights during the storming by riot police of the Korean-owned Sae A Tecnotex SA, a factory situated in the free-trade zone of Tipitapa in Nicaragua. Workers in the factory had been peacefully campaigning for improved working conditions, such as access to […]

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