An Open Letter Regarding Human Rights Violations against WHRDs MENA

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(As shared by WHRDMENA) An Open Letter from Feminist & Human Rights Organizations and Human Rights Defenders Regarding Human Rights Violations against Women in The Arab World and Greater Morocco. Special Rapporteur on human rights defenders, Special Rapporteur… Read More

BRAZIL: WHRDIC CONDEMNS THE KILLING OF WHRD MARIELLE FRANCO

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Photo credit: © Mídia Ninja The Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition (WHRDIC) condemns the killing of women human rights defender Marielle Franco by unknown assailants the night of March 14 while in her car in the Estácio… Read More

BANGLADESH: WHRDIC CONDEMNS BRUTAL ATTACK AGAINST WHRD RANI YAN YAN

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The Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition (WHRDIC) condemns the attack on woman human rights defender Rani Yan Yan by security enforcement officers while visiting two sisters belonging to the minority Marma community in a hospital in Rangmati… Read More

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

The WHRD IC stands in solidarity with those arrested in Turkey and calls for their immediate release.

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The WHRD IC is deeply concerned about the recent detention of eight Turkish human rights defenders and two IT trainers and calls for their immediate and unconditional release. Among those who were detained from a human rights workshop… 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

Women Human Rights Defenders confronting extractive industries – report

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AWID and WHRDIC launch:  Women Human Rights Defenders confronting extractive industries- an Overview of Critical Risks and Human Rights Obligations The research, based on consultations with women from Africa, Asia and Latin America, reveals clear gender-specific patterns of… 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

WHRDIC and Amnesty International Statement at CSW61 2017

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WHRDIC and Amnesty International statement read at CSW61 by Maryam al-Khawaja Your Excellencies, Amnesty International is making this statement on behalf of the Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition, which is a resource and advocacy network of 37 women’s… Read More