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

Put protection of women human rights defenders into practice

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(New York, 9 March 2015) International Women’s Day was marked today by two United Nations events in New York and Geneva highlighting the ongoing threats, risks and attacks against women human rights defenders, despite the existing State obligations… Read More

Join the WHRDIC at CSW59

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Join the WHRDIC at CSW59. We are part of 3 events: Protection in practice for women human rights defenders and their work Monday 9 March 13.15 – 14.45 Conference Room 7, General Assembly Building, UN Headquarters Learn more… Read More

Our right to safety report now in Spanish, French and Arabic

New report: Our Right To Safety

Our Right to Safety: Women Human Rights Defenders’ Holistic Approach to Protection is now available in French, Spanish and Arabic. The report provides a reflection on the complex situations of women defenders who face threats and violations as… Read More

Free Egyptian Women Human Rights Defenders

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In the lead up to the October 11th trial of seven Egyptian women human rights defenders (WHRDs), who have been detained since June 21, 2014 on charges of violating Egypt’s strict Protest and Public Assembly Law, over 220… Read More

Protection for WHRDs

New report: Our Right To Safety

WHRDs face a variety of risks and violations in their work. The WHRDIC is launching a new report in an effort to assess the various mechanisms that have been developed to provide protection to WHRDs at risk.