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In-depth this week: UN reform
Some 50 civil society organisations from all over the world claimed this week for the creation of an Intergovernmental Commission on International Cooperation on Tax Matters to protect nations from abusive practices, including evasion and the race to the bottom in corporate taxation. The claim is headed by the international networks of development groups Eurodad, CIDSE, ActionAid, Christian Aid and the Tax Justice Network (TJN), and the Danish group Ibis.
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In-depth this week: Sexual and reproductive rights
The Philippines is one of the few countries in the world to criminalize abortion in all circumstances with no clear exceptions. As a consequence, women in the Philippines continue to die or suffer grave complications from unsafe abortion procedures, producing a massive and unnecessary public health crisis and violating the fundamental human rights of Filipino women.
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In-depth this week: Abortion in Latin America and the Caribbean
A new Human Right Watch´s report entitled "Illusions of Care: Lack of Accountability for Reproductive Rights in Argentina", documents the many obstacles women and girls face in getting the reproductive health care services to which they are entitled, such as contraception, voluntary sterilization procedures, and abortion after rape.
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In-depth this week: Gender in economics
IFI policy-based loans disproportionately harm poor women, who often become “shock absorbers” for neoliberal economic reforms like trade liberalization, privatization of public enterprises, government retrenchment, social spending cutbacks, user fees for essential services and financial sector reforms. A new guide developed by Gender Acion gives tips for submitting a gender discrimination compalint to an IFI accountability mechanism.
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In-depth this week: Beijing +15 - Fifteen-year review of the Beijing Platform for Action
It is time to put an end to the gender blindness of current economic policies concludes a new occasional paper by the international civil society network Social Watch entitled “Putting gender economics at the forefront. 15 years after the IV World Conference on Women”. The publication is launched March 9 2010 in New York to mark the 15th anniversary of the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action.
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Racial Equality Statute in Brazil
Fri Dec 17 2010 - Source: AWID
Women’s groups from the movimento negro in Brazil are disappointed with the Racial Equality Statute recently passed in that country. Jurema Werneck from Criola, a black women’s NGO that confronts racism, sexism and homophobia, explains why.
AWID has compiled a useful reference tool for women human rights defenders
Fri Dec 03 2010 - Source: AWID
The compilation lists research materials dealing with the security and protection of defenders, resources that women activists can consult concerning their wellbeing and self-care, manuals dealing with how to document and monitor violations of women’s rights, as well as manuals on the rights and mechanisms available to women human rights defenders at risk.
Strengthening policy analysis and advocacy on Gender, Economic and Climate Justice in Africa
Fri Nov 19 2010 - Source: DAWN
A regional consultation and training institute on Gender, Economic and Environmental Justice (GEEJ) will be held in Accra, Ghana from 20-23 November 2010. This meeting is convened by Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN), in collaboration with Third World Network-Africa (TWN-Africa).

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