The WHRDIC is part of many events at the CSW60: The Role of Women Human Rights Defenders and Feminist Organisations in Realising Goal 16 of the Agenda 2030 Tuesday 15 March 2016, 10:30am CCUN, Chapel For more information… Read More



El Nadeem Center for the Rehabilitation for Victims of Violence and Torture is a prominent human rights organization which, since 1993, is providing support to torture victims and families of those who were subject to enforced disappearances in… Read More

#16Days of activism infographic


WGNRR’s #SRHRheroes campaign, which will run during this year’s #16Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (25 Nov-10 Dec). Through this campaign we are looking for the recognition of SRHR activists as WHRDs and demand that they are able to… Read More

Wu Rongrong, one of the Chinese Feminist Five has talked about her suffering during the police interrogation and her detention.

Wu Rongrong

The author of this article prefers to remain anonymous. Meeting Wu Rongrong Recently, I was blessed to meet up with Wu Rongrong, one of the “Feminist Five” in Hangzhou, China. On April 13, Ms. Wu was sent back… Read More

La Lucha: The Story of Lucha Castro and Human Rights in Mexico

La Lucha

This month, Front Line Defenders and Verso launch La Lucha: The Story of Lucha Castro and Human Rights Defenders in Mexico.  The first in a series of nonfiction graphic novels,  La Lucha features the real life stories of… Read More

Tribute to WHRDs


WHRDIC member Women Living under Muslim Laws, honor the WHRDs who had been brutally killed or murdered because of their activism and resistance against religious-based extremist forces.            

Join the WHRDIC at CSW59


Join the WHRDIC at CSW59. We are part of 3 events: Protection in practice for women human rights defenders and their work Monday 9 March 13.15 – 14.45 Conference Room 7, General Assembly Building, UN Headquarters Learn more… Read More

Update: Leyla Yunus situation worsens


Leyla Yunus’ daughter has updated the WHRDIC on her mother’s situation: I have a horrifying news to share. In February, my mum was told that if she does not sign the confession in treason, then my dad will… Read More

Good News! Court dismisses baseless charges against Bettina Cruz Velazquez

Bettina Cruz Velázquez

From WHRDIC member ISHR: After four years of a flawed judicial process, ISHR welcomes that the District Court in the State of Oaxaca in Mexico has ruled to acquit Lucila Bettina Cruz Velazquez of charges made against her…. Read More

Good News! Indonesian WHRD Eva Bande released!

Eva Bande

On the eve of International Human Rights Day (Dec.10) and during the global campaign for 16 Days of Activism, newly-elected Indonesian President Jokowi Widodo announced that he would give imprisoned land rights activist, Eva Bande,presidential pardon. Eva, a… Read More