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Abstract Of Global Report On The Situation Of Women Human Rights Defenders

The situation of Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRDs) has received little attention in the human rights arena. In response to this, the WHRD International Coalition has published the “Global Report on the Situation of WHRDs” to advance the recognition of WHRDs, the violence and violations of rights that they face, and the contexts that enable these violations.

This abstract contains the Executive Summary and the Background of the Report as a summary of main discussions and concerns exposed. It also presents a short section of the first chapter in order to provide an overview of contexts in which the report analyses the different scenarios of violations against WHRDs.

While the full report is currently only available in English, this abstract is also available in Spanish and French, and can be viewed online and downloaded from the WHRD International Coalition website:

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Regions: Global

Topics: Women human rights defenders

AWID Program: Women human rights defenders

Type of content: Analysis


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