Individual Stories, Collective Struggles: AWID’s 2015 Online Tribute to WHRDs

Women Human Rights Defenders through their dedication, commitment, and passion have fought for rights, gender and social justice leading to change in many of the communities in which this work has been rooted. The 2015 AWID Online Tribute… 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

WHRDIC condemns the murder of Sabeen Mahmud

Sabeen Mahmud

The Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition is appalled and deeply saddened at the news of the murder of Sabeen Mahmud, Pakistani woman human rights defender. On Friday 24 April in Karachi, Sabeen Mahmud was shot by unidentified… Read More

The Five are Free

Five are Free

On the evening of 13 April 2015, five women’s rights activists, detained in China for over a month, were conditionally released. Here’s the statement from WHRDIC member Frontline Defenders: The women’s rights activists, Ms Wu Rongrong, Ms Li… Read More

WHRDIC urges Egyptian authorities to drop charges against Azza Soliman

Drop charges against Azza Soliman

The Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition is alarmed that the Prosecutor General at the Qasr El Nile Prosecution Office in Cairo has rejected appeals for lawyer and woman human rights defender Azza Soliman to be listed as… Read More

WHRDIC urges Chinese authorities to release five young feminists

Free the five

The Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition (WHRDIC) calls on Wang Xiaohong, the Director of the Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau, Chairman Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang to immediately and unconditionally ensure the release the five young… Read More

Put protection of women human rights defenders into practice

(New York, 9 March 2015) International Women’s Day was marked today by two United Nations events in New York and Geneva highlighting the ongoing threats, risks and attacks against women human rights defenders, despite the existing State obligations… 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.            

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