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In-depth this week: Poverty
One of the “huge mistakes” defended “as great truths” in Paraguay is that businesspeople “pay a lot” to the revenue service while in fact “direct taxation, which is the most unfair, is the largest” and “poor people end up paying more than the rich”, according to a report by economist José Carlos Rodríguez. The report was presented this month at the launching of the programme “Impuestos justos para inversión social” [Fair taxes for social investment] promoted by the Campaña por la Expresión Ciudadana-Decidamos (national focal point of Social Watch) and Centro de Documentación y Estudios.
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In-depth this week: Sexual diversity and the law
Throughout 2010, airs of social and political change swept through the Americas from the north to the south. Many activists are aware, though, that the gains to date are small steps towards living and fully enjoying their rights, and they know that they must continue to pressure the States to promote and protect the human rights of all people, no matter what their sexual orientation and gender identity.
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In-depth this week: Migrations
For its annual report on the European borders, Migreurop has chosen to emphasize three main steps of the fights led by the authorities against the candidates to migration: the controls of their movements, detention and deportation. Denouncing the « externalization » process of the European union migratory policy, Migreurop shows how third countries are obliged, through the threat of the reconsideration of cooperation agreements and development aid, not only to readmit the migrants chased from Europe, but also to keep them on their own territory from travelling towards its doors.
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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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Building capacities of young feminists in the economic South
Mon Aug 23 2010 - Source: DAWN
The 4th edition of the Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN) training institute will be held in Southeast Asia in October 2011. The course aimed at young feminist activists from Southern countries aims to build capacity in understanding linkages between different issues and advocacy agendas, particularly those concerned with gender justice in its multiple and inter-linked dimensions.
Conference aims to promote labour equality to strengthen women's autonomy
Fri Jul 09 2010 - Source: ECLAC
Government officials, experts and representatives of civil society will meet on 13-16 July to discuss public policies for gender equality in the Latin America and the Caribbean region.
Online forum on religion, gender and politics
Tue May 18 2010 - Source: Open Democracy
Religion is playing an increasing role in public life across the globe. The Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID) as well as the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) and the Heinrich Böll Foundation (HBF) are engaged in research projects on the role of religion and gender equality. To make their voices heard they set up this online forum to debate and share views.

Urgent solidarity needed with women in Nicaragua
Stand up and take action against poverty and for the MDGs
Durban Review Conference 2009 Indigenous Knowledge Abortion in Latin America and the Caribbean Rights of persons with disabilities
World Social Forum (WSF) Internally Displaced Persons Gender-based violence Poverty
Migrations Cairo +10 - ICPD +10 Migrant sex work Beijing +10: Conference on Women review
Indigenous peoples and globalization Convention on rights of migrants The gender gap in education Sexual and reproductive rights
Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues Homophobia Sexual diversity and the law Migration: Hemispheric Conference
Women for peace Accessibility   

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