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

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

An Open Letter Regarding Human Rights Violations against WHRDs MENA

(As shared by WHRDMENA) An Open Letter from Feminist & Human Rights Organizations and Human Rights Defenders Regarding Human Rights Violations against Women in The Arab World and Greater Morocco. Special Rapporteur on human rights defenders, Special Rapporteur… Read More


Photo credit: © Mídia Ninja The Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition (WHRDIC) condemns the killing of women human rights defender Marielle Franco by unknown assailants the night of March 14 while in her car in the Estácio… Read More


The Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition (WHRDIC) condemns the attack on woman human rights defender Rani Yan Yan by security enforcement officers while visiting two sisters belonging to the minority Marma community in a hospital in Rangmati… Read More

Stop persecuting women’s rights defenders in Bahrain!

Please sign this petition directed to Shaikh Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa, His Majesty the King, Manama, Bahrain.  It asks to free prominent women’s rights defender Ghada Jamsheer, and allow other rights defenders to travel freely, including to the… Read More

Support Mozn Hassan! Sign the petition. Watch the documentary

Mozn Hassan, Forunder and Executive Director of Nazra for Feminist Studies, is persecuted and  under a travel ban in Egypt due to her women’s rights activism.  This documentary is prepared by Mozn’s friends, who acknowledge and celebrate her meaningful… Read More