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The winner of RAW in WAR’s fourth annual Anna Politkovskaya Award is Dr. Halima Bashir from Darfur (Sudan). Halima comes from the Zaghawa tribe who inhabit the western region of Sudan. In 2003 she became her village’s first formal doctor at 24. A year later, the conflict in Darfur broke out and Halima ran into […]

Four courageous and tireless advocates of human rights – from Burma, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia and Russia – have been awarded the prestigious Alison Des Forges Defender Award for Extraordinary Activism, Human Rights Watch said today. The four work to uphold freedom of expression, to protect women in conflict, and to ease the plight […]

Tribute paid to ‘courageous and inspiring woman’ Amnesty International has strongly condemned today’s murder of Natalia Estemirova, a leading human rights activist working in the North Caucasus region. Amnesty International Secretary General Irene Khan said: ‘Natalia Estemirova’s murder is a consequence of the impunity that has been allowed to persist by the Russian and Chechen […]

Amira Hass of Israel is Lifetime Achievement Award winner A Belarusian journalist who is frequently detained and subjected to all-night interrogations by police, a Cameroonian radio journalist whose broadcasts on human rights and press freedom have put her life at risk and an Iranian journalist whose reports about sensitive social and political issues have led […]

January 2011 Towards a Future without Fundamentalisms: New Report Analyzes Religious Fundamentalist Strategies and Feminist Responses Statement on the Murder of Marisela Escobedo Ortiz, women’s human rights defender of Ciudad Juarez Sudan police arrest women protesting at flogging video UN Chief Leaves Women out of Year-End Summing Up Sex education is expelled from Egyptian schools […]