Launching Statement of #SheDefends Campaign

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The WHRD coalition in MENA launches the #SheDefends campaign at a time when darkness is falling in the region. We are experiencing an upsurge of violence against women, specifically, against those who are working in the public space,… Read More

Visionary, Defiant and Resilient: Bahrain’s Dissenting Women

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This article appeared in the Huffington Post written by Semanur Karaman. We re-post it here. The Gulf State of Bahrain is known for its extravagance. Gloating over multi-million dollar investments in tourism, sports and banking, the kingdom does… Read More

Mozn Hassan and Nazra for Feminist Studies receive the “Right Livelihood” Award

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The “Right Livelihood” Award, known as the Alternative Nobel prize was awarded to Nazra for Feminist Studies. Feminist activist and woman human rights defender Mozn Hassan and Nazra received this award for the work they conducted on several issues… Read More

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