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The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs has announced that the TechWomen initiative is now accepting online applications from women in selected countries for 2012. Candidates may apply at www.techwomen.org between December 15, 2011 and February 15, 2012. TechWomen is an international exchange that uses technology as…(Read More)

Women Activists Beaten, Brutalized and Subjected to Sexual Violence The targeting of Women human rights defenders (1) seen over the course of an entire day, when the sit-in at the cabinet building was dispersed at dawn on December 16, is a continuation and clear escalation of militaristic policies aimed at Women human rights defenders…(Read More)

NED President Carl Gershman spoke before the Congressional-Executive Commission on China, one year the Nobel Peace prize was awarded to jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo. “It is common knowledge that China exerts an anti-democratic influence in world politics,” he said. “Liu Xiaobo has said that China serves as “a blood transfusion machine” for…(Read More)

On Dec. 15, GOLOS (Russian for “voice”) pressed charges in connection with the extrajudicial harassment it experienced leading up to those elections. In early December, GOLOS director Lilia Shibanova was detained at Sheremetyevo airport for 12 hours, and her laptop was seized by authorities without explanation. On the day of the elections, the GOLOS website…(Read More)

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