We Have Two Months to Save Israa al-Ghomgham’s Life

Despite widespread rumors, the Saudi Shia activist Israa al-Ghomgham has neither been executed nor sentenced to death. After more than three years in pretrial detention, she is now on trial alongside her husband and four other activists on protest-related charges at Saudi Arabia’s notorious terrorism court. But if the Public Prosecution—an entity that reports directly …

TAKE ACTION WITH THE WOMEN’S EARTH AND CLIMATE ACTION NETWORK IN RESPONSE TO THE SEPTEMBER 2018 GLOBAL CLIMATE ACTION SUMMIT

This September 2018, policymakers from across the U.S. and around the world will gather in San Francisco, California, for the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS). The Summit’s stated goals are to encourage more action to achieve the aims of the Paris Climate Accord. Recognizing an important political moment to apply pressure and stand for justice, …

Children & Women with Disabilities Marginalized & More Likely to Face Discrimination

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 13 2018 (IPS) – Children with disabilities are up to four times more likely to experience violence, with girls being the most at risk, according to the United Nations Children’s Fund. “Children with disabilities are among the most marginalized groups in society. If society continues to see the disability before it sees the …

An Open Letter from Feminist & Human Rights Organizations and Human Rights Defenders Regarding Human Rights Violations against Women in The Arab World and Greater Morocco

Special Rapporteur on human rights defenders, Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly, Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism, and the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention. We, the undersigned, women human rights organization, activists and human right defenders from the Arab region …