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

Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition (WHRDIC) stands in solidarity with Lawyers Collective and calls for an immediate end to government crackdown on civil society in India

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We, the undersigned organizations, express solidarity with the Lawyers Collective, and strongly condemn the permanent cancellation of the license of the Lawyers’ Collective by means of the Foreign Contribution Regulations Act (FCRA, 2010) by the Ministry of Home… 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