WHRDIC is in solidarity with resilient women in Turkey


We, the undersigned organisations, recognise that the Turkish government has the right and responsibility to investigate the violent events of the July 2016 coup attempt and to bring all those responsible to justice. We also recognise that the… Read More

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

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


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!


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


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

@ AWID Forum 2016 : Digital Security as feminist practice


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


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


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


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


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