Honduras: Protect Berta Zuniga and members of COPINH from further attacks

COPINH, Otros Mundos Chiapas and their lawyers held a press conference in Amnesty International offices in Mexico in order to explain the situation of Berta Caceres and Gustavo Castro cases. In the picture Berta Zuniga Caceres speaks of her mother's case.

The Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition (WHRD-IC) is urging the Honduran authorities to guarantee the safety of Berta Zuniga Cáceres and other members of the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH) following an… Read More

BAHRAIN: FREE WOMAN HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDER EBTISAM AL-SAEGH

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The Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition calls for the immediate and unconditional release of human rights defender Ebtisam Al-Saegh, and for an end to the harassment, intimidation, and threats she has been subjected to.  We express deep… Read More

Iran: Free woman human rights defender Atena Daemi

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The Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition (WHRD-IC) is calling for the immediate and unconditional release of Atena Daemi from Tehran’s Evin prison. She must also be given immediate access to specialised medical care outside prison. Atena Daemi,… Read More

WHRDs condemn online threats against Bondita Acharya

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As the Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition (WHRDIC), we are expressing our outrage at the vicious attacks directed against Bondita Acharya, a well-known women’s rights defender from Jorhat, Assam, in northeast India. Bondita Acharya is an activist… Read More

Hunting out Feminists in Egypt – Azza Soliman and Mozn Hassan Embody the State’s Refusal of Feminist Activism in both Private and Public Spheres

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#CloseCase173 #NGOsNotCriminals #WHRDsResist #SheDefends *** For updates on the hearing on 11th January 2017, please follow @whrdmena @CewlaCenter @NazraEgypt @brandt_sara @FrontlineHRD @CIVICUSalliance *** Hunting out Feminists in Egypt: Azza Soliman and Mozn Hassan Embody the State’s Refusal of Feminist Activism in… Read More

Egypt: Stop Harassment of Women Human Rights Defenders and Drop Politically-Motivated Case 173

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The Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition is extremely concerned about the escalation of crackdown on Egyptian Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRDs) and NGOs. The Egyptian government has been using a politically motivated case, 173 of the year… Read More

The Status of Women Human Rights Defenders in Syria

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This research paper from the WHRD MENA Coalition aims to highlight the situation of WHRDs in Syria. The paper will briefly look into the changing situation of WHRDs before the conflict and analyze the variety of issues they… Read More

Urgent Action: Machi Francisca Linconao, Chile

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Urgent Action: Criminalization of Machi Francisca Linconao – Chile. Support the campaign  Name: Francisca Linconao Huircapan (Machi is a Spiritual Authority of mapuche people) Field: Extractive industries, forestry monoculture, collective rights of indigenous peoples Type of agresión/ criminalization:… Read More

Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition (WHRD-IC) Statement on International Women Human Rights Defenders Day, 29 November 2016

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Today we celebrate International Women Human Rights Defenders Day. Women human rights defenders (WHRDs) are women who defend human rights, and all persons who defend the rights of women and girls and the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual,… Read More

Bahrain: Human rights defender Ghada Jamsheer remains in jail despite poor health

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Women’s rights defender, writer and blogger Ghada Jamsheer remains in jail in Bahrain serving a combined ten-month sentence for exercising her right to free expression on Twitter. On 7 November 2016, Jamsheer appeared before Judge Mohamed Al-Khalifa of… Read More