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

WHRDIC is in solidarity with resilient women in Turkey

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We, the undersigned organisations, recognise that the Turkish government has the right and responsibility to investigate the violent events of the July 2016 coup attempt and to bring all those responsible to justice. We also recognise that the… Read More

Launching Statement of #SheDefends Campaign

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The WHRD coalition in MENA launches the #SheDefends campaign at a time when darkness is falling in the region. We are experiencing an upsurge of violence against women, specifically, against those who are working in the public space,… Read More

Mozn Hassan and Nazra for Feminist Studies receive the “Right Livelihood” Award

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The “Right Livelihood” Award, known as the Alternative Nobel prize was awarded to Nazra for Feminist Studies. Feminist activist and woman human rights defender Mozn Hassan and Nazra received this award for the work they conducted on several issues… Read More

Stop persecuting women’s rights defenders in Bahrain!

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Please sign this petition directed to Shaikh Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa, His Majesty the King, Manama, Bahrain.  It asks to free prominent women’s rights defender Ghada Jamsheer, and allow other rights defenders to travel freely, including to the… Read More