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

Support Mozn Hassan! Sign the petition. Watch the documentary

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Mozn Hassan, Forunder and Executive Director of Nazra for Feminist Studies, is persecuted and  under a travel ban in Egypt due to her women’s rights activism.  This documentary is prepared by Mozn’s friends, who acknowledge and celebrate her meaningful… Read More

Gendering Documentation : A manual for and about Women Human Rights Defenders

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A publication of the Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition, this manual is motivated by the courageous activism of people—and in particular, women—around the world who dare to resist, to fight for what we believe is right, and… Read More

@ AWID Forum 2016 : Digital Security as feminist practice

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Join us on 8 September 14:30 – 16:00 at the WHRD Hub at Premium – Semente de Cacu 1-3 Digital Security as feminist practice : Women Human Rights defenders : securing our digital tools and spaces for Holistic… Read More

Bahrain: Ghada Jamsheer arrested

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Baharain: Ghada Jamsheer arrested, and “illegal gathering” charges made against Maytham Al-Salman and Dr Taha Al-Derazi, who remains in detention. More prominent human rights defenders have been interrogated, charged and jailed in Bahrain in violation of their rights… Read More

A letter to Chief Justice of Kenya to End Police and Judicial Harassment of Ruth Mumbi and Bunge la Wamama

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This letter is directed to Dr. Willy Mutunga, Chief Justice of Kenya and President of the Supreme Court of Kenya to demand an end to Police and Judicial Harassment of Ruth Mumbi and Bunge la Wamama following their… Read More

Statement in solidarity with non-violent protestors in Kidapawan City, Philippines

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The Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition (WHRDIC) strongly condemns the violent response by the police in light of the protests in Kidapawan City, North Cotabato Province, Philippines. Since March 30, 2016, more than 6,000 farmers from various… Read More

WHRDIC MOURNS THE DEATH OF INDIGENOUS LEADER AND FEMINIST ACTIVIST BERTA CACÉRES AND DEMANDS JUSTICE

Berta Caceres stands at the Gualcarque River in the Rio Blanco region of western Honduras where she, COPINH (the Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras) and the people of Rio Blanco have maintained a two year struggle to halt construction on the Agua Zarca Hydroelectric project, that poses grave threats to local environment, river and indigenous Lenca people from the region.

We Demand Justice for Berta and Call on the Honduran Government and the International Community to Stop Violence against Women Human Rights Defenders “I have been persecuted not just for political leadership but also for being a woman,… Read More

UN EVENT CALLS FOR PROTECTION AND PARTICIPATION OF WOMEN HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF AGENDA 2030

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(New York, 17 March 2016) “Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRDs) are crucial in achieving the goals laid out in Agenda 2030, and states and the United Nations must take concrete steps to ensure that they are protected and… Read More

JOIN THE WHRDIC AT CSW 60

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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