We’ve Had Enough: A Call to Action to Protect Women Human Rights Defenders & their Communities

Call to action WHRDs

On the 20th anniversary of the UN adoption of the Declaration on Human Rights Defenders and the 5th anniversary of the UN Resolution on the Protection of Women Defenders, we -women human rights defenders (WHRDs) from 19 countries… Read More

Statement of Solidarity to all detained HRDs from the HRDs World Summit 2018 in Paris

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Original link here We, the human rights defenders gathered at the HRDs World Summit held in Paris between 29-31 October 2018 call on all governments in the MENA region to stop immediately all kind of attacks, harassment including… Read More

WHRD-IC statement of solidarity with Philippines WHRDs and support to the International People’s Tribunal on the Philippines


Today 28th October 2018, on the eve of the Human Rights Defenders World Summit, in Paris, France, the Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition (WHRD-IC) express grave concern on the ongoing attacks and criminalisation of women human rights… Read More

Saudi Arabia: WHRDIC together with over 160 groups call for accountability following murder of journalist and widespread arrest of women’s rights defenders


Original post here: https://www.gc4hr.org/news/view/1972 Recognising the fundamental right to express our views, free from repression, over 160 civil society organisations call on the international community, including the United Nations, multilateral and regional institutions as well as democratic governments committed… Read More

Accountability is needed for violations against indigenous women defenders

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READ FULL STATEMENT HERE Feminists support the Special Rapporteur’s call for justice on the attacks on and criminalization of indigenous peoples defending their rights. Joint statement by Action Canada for Population and Development, on behalf of AWID and the… Read More

Sudan: WHRD Wini Omer may face death sentence

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Statement launched by the Regional Coalition of Women Human Rights Defenders in the Middle East and North Africa. Find original post here. Journalist and WHRD Wini Omer could face the death penalty after allegations including prostitution and espionage…. Read More

An Open Letter Regarding Human Rights Violations against WHRDs MENA


(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


Marielle Franco in Rio de Janeiro. © Mídia Ninja

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



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

Iran: Free woman human rights defender Atena Daemi


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