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Support Same-Sex Marriage in Mexico City

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We’d like to promote an exciting initiative being put forth by a group of activists and organizations- including Grupo Lesbico Universitario, pictured above- working for a LGBT rights agenda in the Mexico City Legislative Congress.  These advocates have joined forces to support and promote a reform to Article 146 of Mexico City’s Civil Code in […]

Take Back the Tech to End Gender Based Violence

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Take Back the Tech is a collaborative campaign that takes place during the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence, from November 25th (today!) through December 10th (International Human Rights Day). It is a call to everyone – especially women and girls – to take control of technology to end gender based violence. In the […]

“Men of Quality Do Not Fear Equality”: Working with African Men Towards Gender Justice and Prevention of HIV

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From Cape Town to Kivu to Cairo, from Abidjan to Antananarivo, men are implicated in health and human rights crises across Africa. Men are also essential for their successful resolution – whether it be stopping sexual violence in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo; accelerating demilitarisation and disarmament in Central and East Africa; preventing new […]

Report Back: Rally Against Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill

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A small but dedicated crowd of activists, journalists, and clergy from New York and the surrounding area showed up at the Uganda House at 12:30 yesterday afternoon to protest the anti-homosexuality bill currently under consideration in the Ugandan parliament. Many of the protesters carried signs decrying the bill, and amid shouts of “gay rights are […]

Take a Stand: Rally Against Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill Thursday

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We’ve gotten wind of some important happenings this Thursday: rallies at the Ugandan Consulate in New York and the Ugandan Embassy in DC to protest the anti-homosexuality law currently under consideration in the Ugandan parliament. LGBQ rights in Uganda face enough threats as it is.“Carnal knowledge against the order of nature” is already criminalized in […]

MARIA: Social Justice and Abortion Access in Mexico

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Eugenia Lopez, the Executive Coordinator from the organization Balance, in Mexico, is touring the US and visiting with women’s health advocates and stopped by to visit with us. IWHC first met Eugenia when she worked with our partner DECIDIR, a network of young Mexican activists committed to providing their peers with accurate and complete information […]