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Iran: #FreeNarges


The laureates of the Nobel Women’s Initiative have joined the international community, including United Nations and Amnesty International, to call on Iran to immediately and unconditionally release leading Iranian human rights activist and journalist Narges Mohammadi. On May 17 a Revolutionary Court in Tehran sentenced Mohammadi to an additional 10 years in prison. Mohammadi has been serving a six year sentence since 2009. She was released from prison in 2010 and 2012 due to her deteriorating health. In May 2015 Narges was rearrested. Narges' health is very poor, and prison conditions are putting her life at risk.


Funding Crisis: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights


The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) announced it will be reducing staff by 40 percent and suspending its hearings for the rest of the year due to severe lack of funding. The IACHR has been a critical mechanism in bringing justice to women victims of violence in the region since 1979, including in Mexico. This month, Director of Media and Communications Rachel Vincent met with James Cavallaro, President of the IACHR. Let your government know the IACHR is important to women! 


Nobel Women rallies against #SaudiArmsDeal in Ottawa


On May 26 our team took to the street bright and early to rally against #‎CANSEC2016‬—Canada's largest annual weapons bazaar—and to say NO to Canada's ‪#‎SaudiArmsDeal‬. Nothing like joining forces with other Canadians against arms sales to Saudia Arabia to jump start your day!


Take Action! 


"Let us now find the courage, together, to spread peace, and pursue a world without nuclear weapons." US President Barack Obama visited Hiroshima on May 27 to commemorate the victims of nuclear weapons and call for a future with ‪#‎nonukes‬. However in his term, President Obama has bolstered the US's nuclear weapons program. Join the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons and tell Obama that a ban on nuclear weapons is what we need: 


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