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


The Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition (WHRDIC) condemns the continued attacks towards WHRD Annet Namata (Nana) by police officials and urges the Ugandan government to stop violence against her, ensure her protection and give her access to… Read More

We’ve Had Enough: A Call to Action to Protect Women Human Rights Defenders & their Communities

On the 20th anniversary of the UN adoption of the Declaration on Human Rights Defenders and the 5th anniversary of the UN Resolution on the Protection of Women Defenders, we -women human rights defenders (WHRDs) from 19 countries… Read More

Statement of Solidarity to all detained HRDs from the HRDs World Summit 2018 in Paris

Original link here We, the human rights defenders gathered at the HRDs World Summit held in Paris between 29-31 October 2018 call on all governments in the MENA region to stop immediately all kind of attacks, harassment including… Read More

WHRD-IC statement of solidarity with Philippines WHRDs and support to the International People’s Tribunal on the Philippines

Today 28th October 2018, on the eve of the Human Rights Defenders World Summit, in Paris, France, the Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition (WHRD-IC) express grave concern on the ongoing attacks and criminalisation of women human rights… Read More

Saudi Arabia: WHRDIC together with over 160 groups call for accountability following murder of journalist and widespread arrest of women’s rights defenders

Original post here: https://www.gc4hr.org/news/view/1972 Recognising the fundamental right to express our views, free from repression, over 160 civil society organisations call on the international community, including the United Nations, multilateral and regional institutions as well as democratic governments committed… Read More

Human Rights Defenders World summit 2018

The HRD World Summit is taking place next week in Paris. The Summit will see 150 human rights defenders from all over the world coming together to mark the 20th anniversary of the  HRD Declaration and remind those in power that… Read More

Accountability is needed for violations against indigenous women defenders

READ FULL STATEMENT HERE Feminists support the Special Rapporteur’s call for justice on the attacks on and criminalization of indigenous peoples defending their rights. Joint statement by Action Canada for Population and Development, on behalf of AWID and the… Read More