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

WHRDIC MOURNS THE DEATH OF INDIGENOUS LEADER AND FEMINIST ACTIVIST BERTA CACÉRES AND DEMANDS JUSTICE

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

UN EVENT CALLS FOR PROTECTION AND PARTICIPATION OF WOMEN HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF AGENDA 2030

(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

JOIN THE WHRDIC AT CSW 60

The WHRDIC is part of many events at the CSW60: The Role of Women Human Rights Defenders and Feminist Organisations in Realising Goal 16 of the Agenda 2030 Tuesday 15 March 2016, 10:30am CCUN, Chapel For more information… Read More

PROMINENT HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANIZATION PIONEERED BY WHRDS FACES THREAT OF CLOSURE

El Nadeem Center for the Rehabilitation for Victims of Violence and Torture is a prominent human rights organization which, since 1993, is providing support to torture victims and families of those who were subject to enforced disappearances in… Read More

#16Days of activism infographic

WGNRR’s #SRHRheroes campaign, which will run during this year’s #16Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (25 Nov-10 Dec). Through this campaign we are looking for the recognition of SRHR activists as WHRDs and demand that they are able to… Read More

Wu Rongrong, one of the Chinese Feminist Five has talked about her suffering during the police interrogation and her detention.

Wu Rongrong

The author of this article prefers to remain anonymous. Meeting Wu Rongrong Recently, I was blessed to meet up with Wu Rongrong, one of the “Feminist Five” in Hangzhou, China. On April 13, Ms. Wu was sent back… Read More

La Lucha: The Story of Lucha Castro and Human Rights in Mexico

La Lucha

This month, Front Line Defenders and Verso launch La Lucha: The Story of Lucha Castro and Human Rights Defenders in Mexico.  The first in a series of nonfiction graphic novels,  La Lucha features the real life stories of… Read More

Tribute to WHRDs

WHRDIC member Women Living under Muslim Laws, honor the WHRDs who had been brutally killed or murdered because of their activism and resistance against religious-based extremist forces.