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Child Rights International Network (CRIN)’s case studies illustrate how strategic litigation works in practice by asking the people involved about their experience. They aim to cover a wide range of violations and jurisdictions, and publicise little-known cases. By sharing these stories CRIN hopes to not only raise awareness of challenges to children’s rights violations around the world, but also give you the tools to challenge similar violations where you live.

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The Abidjan Principles promises to be the new reference point for governments, educators and education providers when debating the respective roles and duties of states and private actors in education. They compile and unpack existing legal obligations that States have regarding the delivery of education, and in particular the role and limitations of private actors in the provision of education. They provide more details about what international human rights law means by drawing from other sources of law and existing authoritative interpretations.

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El Salvador has one of the world’s most restrictive abortion laws. The current abortion law, passed in 1998, bans abortion in all circumstances, even when the pregnancy poses a risk to a woman’s life or in cases of rape. The following article addresses important facts surrounding El Salvador’s restrictive abortion laws.

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Elaborado por el Observatorio de Femicidios en Argentina “Adriana Marisel Zambrano” y coordinado por la Asociación Civil “La Casa del Encuentro”, el informe 2014 abarca los casos de asesinatos a mujeres por cuestiones de género desde el 1 de enero al 31 de diciembre mediante el registro de más de 120 medios de comunicación de distribución nacional y provincial y agencias de noticias.

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This report is a guide to states’ obligation to make rights a reality – to implement their obligations under treaties and customary international law to respect,protect and fulfil human rights in law and practice. It is also a guide to international law as it relates to violence against women. It is an analysis of the various definitions of women’s right not to suffer violence, and the definitions of criminal acts which involve violence against women. It also gives an analysis of states’ legal duty to take action to address violence against women.

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The Committee considered the combined initial, second and third periodic report of Vanuatu (CEDAW/C/VUT/1-3) at its 779th and 780th meetings, on 18 May 2007 (CEDAW/C/SR.779 and 780).

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In the last century, women in the U.S. have made substantial gains in claiming their rights. Women now participate and hold leadership positions in all areas of public life. However, women still face unfriendly family support policies, discrimination in pay and advancement, inadequate sex harassment and sex discrimination laws, and social security, housing, and health care policies that harm women.

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