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

Watch the short documentaries: Women Crossing the Line

Women Crossing the Line Documentaries

The Women Crossing the Line mini-documentary series showcases the stories of brave and resilient WHRD from Mexico, Honduras, and Guatemala, developed by the Nobel Women’s Initiative in collaboration with JASS Mesoamérica. Watch the first chapter: Defensoras in Mexico,… Read More

International Day for WHRDs 29 November

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Here’s a snapshot of the situation of WHRDs in Asia in 2014 from Forum Asia.  

Watch the Conversation with Arab WHRDs!

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On Thursday, 20 November at 4 pm GMT leading Arab women human rights defenders Alaa Murabit (Libya), Sally Zohney (Egypt) and Atiaf Al-Wazir (Yemen) spoke at a web forum about the human rights situation in their region. Watch… Read More

VOTE NOW: support the nomination of Leyla Yunus for the Tulip Award

Leyla Yunus Tulip Award

Leyla Yunus is one of Azerbaijan’s most prominent women human rights defenders. She is the founder and chair of Azerbaijan’s Institute for Peace and Democracy. Her work includes projects to protect political prisoners, defend women’s rights, combat torture,… Read More

Remembering Sunila Abeysekera (1952–2013)

Sunila Abeysekera

Is it really a whole year since we lost Sunila Abeysekera? She remains such a strong presence in the global feminist movements, a shining light and inspiration for all of us. Feminist activist, women’s rights and human rights… Read More

Protection for WHRDs

New report: Our Right To Safety

WHRDs face a variety of risks and violations in their work. The WHRDIC is launching a new report in an effort to assess the various mechanisms that have been developed to provide protection to WHRDs at risk.

Commission on the Status of Women 58th session in New York

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Follow us as we blog our way through the fifty-eighth session of the Commission on the Status of Women New York from 10 to 21 March.

Meet a defender: Dr Isatou Touray

Dr Isatou Touray

WHRDIC supports many women human rights defenders who fight for women’s and girls’ sexual and reproductive rights, including the right to be free from female genital mutilation.