Join the WHRDIC at CSW59

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

Update: Leyla Yunus situation worsens

Leyla Yunus’ daughter has updated the WHRDIC on her mother’s situation: I have a horrifying news to share. In February, my mum was told that if she does not sign the confession in treason, then my dad will… Read More

Good News! Court dismisses baseless charges against Bettina Cruz Velazquez

Bettina Cruz Velázquez

From WHRDIC member ISHR: After four years of a flawed judicial process, ISHR welcomes that the District Court in the State of Oaxaca in Mexico has ruled to acquit Lucila Bettina Cruz Velazquez of charges made against her…. Read More

Good News! Indonesian WHRD Eva Bande released!

Eva Bande

On the eve of International Human Rights Day (Dec.10) and during the global campaign for 16 Days of Activism, newly-elected Indonesian President Jokowi Widodo announced that he would give imprisoned land rights activist, Eva Bande,presidential pardon. Eva, a… Read More

Watch the short documentaries: Women Crossing the Line

Women Crossing the Line Documentaries

The Women Crossing the Line mini-documentary series showcases the stories of brave and resilient WHRD from Mexico, Honduras, and Guatemala, developed by the Nobel Women’s Initiative in collaboration with JASS Mesoamérica. Watch the first chapter: Defensoras in Mexico,… Read More

International Day for WHRDs 29 November

WHRDs

Here’s a snapshot of the situation of WHRDs in Asia in 2014 from Forum Asia.  

Watch the Conversation with Arab WHRDs!

On Thursday, 20 November at 4 pm GMT leading Arab women human rights defenders Alaa Murabit (Libya), Sally Zohney (Egypt) and Atiaf Al-Wazir (Yemen) spoke at a web forum about the human rights situation in their region. Watch… Read More

VOTE NOW: support the nomination of Leyla Yunus for the Tulip Award

Leyla Yunus Tulip Award

Leyla Yunus is one of Azerbaijan’s most prominent women human rights defenders. She is the founder and chair of Azerbaijan’s Institute for Peace and Democracy. Her work includes projects to protect political prisoners, defend women’s rights, combat torture,… Read More

Remembering Sunila Abeysekera (1952–2013)

Sunila Abeysekera

Is it really a whole year since we lost Sunila Abeysekera? She remains such a strong presence in the global feminist movements, a shining light and inspiration for all of us. Feminist activist, women’s rights and human rights… Read More

Our Right to Safety Report

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.