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The Advocates for Human Rights Call for Submissions
an article by Janet Hudgins

The Advocates for Human Rights, a NGO campaigning to provide training to "Stop Violence against Women," is looking for submissions if your country is providing new legal recourse for abused women. The goal is to reform laws everywhere to protect women's human rights.

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"The manual Women's Human Rights Step by Step defines the main goals of women's human rights advocacy as the following:

* To increase the understanding of human rights to include abuses suffered predominantly by women;

* To expand the scope of State responsibility for protection of women's human rights in both the public and private sphere; and

* To improve the effectiveness of the human rights system at the national and international level to both enforce women's human rights and also to hold abusers accountable.

They want to hear from you if your country is incorporating: new laws, rules or regulations, programmes, or promising practices that address maltreatment of widows, dowry-related violence, sexual harassment, "honour" crimes, advocating for new laws or reforming of existing laws, implementing new laws, or monitoring of laws in your country.

The call for submissions is here.


Question(s) related to this article:

Protecting women and girls against violence, Is progress being made?

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Latest reader comment:

The 47 CPNN articles devoted to this theme suggest that indeed progress is being made.

This report was posted on February 26, 2013.