Calling on President Yoweri Museveni to urgently veto Uganda’s anti-LGBTI bill

As a network of 35 international and regional organisations that supports and protects women human rights defenders worldwide in their defence of human rights, the Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition calls on President Yoweri Museveni to urgently… Read More

WHRD-IC inputs to UN SR report on ‘Women, Girls and the Right to a Clean, Healthy and Sustainable Environment’

On behalf of the Women Human Rights Defender International Coalition (WHRD-IC) we thank the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment for the opportunity to provide responses to select questions from their Questionnaire inputting into the… Read More

WHRD-IC is hiring an Executive Coordinator

Apply to lead the Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition (WHRD-IC)!Deadline for application: 28 October 2022

Iran Protests: Feminists and WHRDs Detained

Read Femena latest reports Since the start of mass protests in Iran following the death in custody of Mahsa Amini, who was arrested by “Morality” police for improper hijab, scores of ordinary citizens and rights defenders have been… Read More

Sudan: WHRD Wini Omer may face death sentence

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

The WHRD IC stands in solidarity with those arrested in Turkey and calls for their immediate release.

The WHRD IC is deeply concerned about the recent detention of eight Turkish human rights defenders and two IT trainers and calls for their immediate and unconditional release. Among those who were detained from a human rights workshop… Read More

Defending the territory, defending life: Women human rights defenders resist extractivism in Latin America

By Laura Carvajal, Urgent Action Fund – Latin America Throughout Latin America, women defenders of nature and the environment have organized themselves in diverse and creative ways to resist a hostile context of aggression and to transform an unsustainable… Read More

Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition (WHRD-IC) Statement on International Women Human Rights Defenders Day, 29 November 2016

Today we celebrate International Women Human Rights Defenders Day. Women human rights defenders (WHRDs) are women who defend human rights, and all persons who defend the rights of women and girls and the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual,… Read More

Visionary, Defiant and Resilient: Bahrain’s Dissenting Women

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

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