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“Human rights defender” is a term used to describe people who, individually or with others, act to promote or protect human rights. Human rights defenders are identified above all by what they do and it is through a description of their actions (section A below) and of some of the contexts in which they work (section B below) that the term can best be explained. [1]The examples given of the activities of human rights defenders are not an exhaustive list.

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This short infographic video provides and overview of the history of LGBT rights since the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the UN General Assembly in 1948, and discusses human rights abuses still facing LGBT people. LGBT people continue to face issues including discrimination, brutal violence, torture, kidnapping, and even murder.

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The Constitution of the Republic of Turkey (Turkish: Türkiye Cumhuriyeti Anayasası), also known as the Constitution of 1982, is Turkey’s fundamental law. It establishes the organisation of the government and sets out the principles and rules of the state’s conduct along with its responsibilities towards its citizens.

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This article from Dr. Serap Yazici provides an overview of the constitutional and legal order of the Republic of Turkey, discussing fundamental rights under the constitution, the political branches and other institutions, sources of Turkish law, as well as recent constitutional amendments.

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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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