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Submission to the UN Independent Expert on the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons

This submission is based on Human Rights Watch research on human rights issues impacting older women,[1] including domestic violence, abuse, and neglect in residential institutions for older people, abuses during armed conflict, and health disparities…
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Nassima ran as a candidate in local elections in 2015 before authorities removed her name from the ballot.
 
 Hatoon is a professor of women’s history and among the first women to acquire a driver’s license in Saudi Arabia.
 
 Loujain…
Screenshot of an animation about domestic abuse and male guardianship in Saudi Arabia
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Human Rights Watch Submission

We write on the occasion of the forthcoming 5th Australian-Laos human rights dialogue, scheduled to be held in Vientiane, Laos in July 2017. Australia should raise pressing human rights issues in an unambiguous manner, set clear benchmarks for…
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Re: Family Planning 2020 Summit in London

Dear Minister Bishop:
 
 We are writing in advance of Australia’s participation in the Family Planning 2020 Summit (FP2020) in London on July 11, 2017.
 
 Australia has long shown a commitment to sexual and reproductive health, including…
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Promote Sexual and Reproductive Health at Family Planning Summit in London

(Sydney, July 10, 2017) – The Australian government should meet its financial commitments for sexual and reproductive health at the Family Planning 2020 Summit in London on July 11, 2017, Human Rights Watch said in a letter to Australian Foreign Minister…
Women and girls wait with their children outside a doctor’s office in Chitwan, Nepal.
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Release Details on Weapons, Material Sold to Coalition Members

(Sydney) – The Australian government should immediately halt military sales to Saudi Arabia following numerous unlawful Saudi-led coalition airstrikes in Yemen, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. Australia should…
The remains of a community hall in Sanaa, the capital of Yemen, after Saudi-led coalition warplanes attacked a funeral ceremony there on October 8, 2016.
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Ruth, 29, shows me a fresh wound, slowly healing, on the top of her head, while she stays at a safe house in Port Moresby. “About 6.30am. I was getting ready for work. We had an argument ... My husband threw a rock. My head was broken. No one helped,” she…
A woman holding a child looks down the valley from Kassam Pass.
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Domestic violence occurs everywhere, and in most countries it’s a criminal offense. But in Papua New Guinea - a Pacific nation near Australia experiencing a virtual epidemic of domestic violence - beating your wife often isn’t treated as a crime, although…
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On 3 March, Australia's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said, 'We must use the celebration of International Women's Day to highlight the plight of women still fighting for freedom and equality, for when that is achieved it will be for the betterment of us…