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Call for Contributions: Remembering WHRDs no longer with us

On 29 November 2017, we are launching the 5th edition of our Online WHRD Tribute. This ongoing exhibit commemorates Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRDs) from around the world who have passed away, disappeared or have been murdered for their activism. 


AWID invites you to share your memories

  • Did you know a WHRD/ activist who fearlessly fought for justice and rights in your community and who had been killed because of her/ their engagement?
  • Do you wish to remember an activist whom you worked closely with and who has led drastic change in bringing the causes of women or LGBTQI people forward?
  • Is there a person close to your heart who influenced your own activism and whom you miss dearly?

These remarkable and courageous people are no longer with us but they continue to inspire us. Let’s remember and celebrate them.


Join us in co-creating this year’s Tribute

Tell us about these feminists and activists who are no longer with us. Send a few words about them, a photo, bio and any other materials that would reflect their work and life (podcast, artwork, videos, etc.).

Send a contribution

To be considered for the 2017 Tribute, your contribution must be received by 29 September 2017.

The information will be added to our online exhibit, shared with our partners, as well as highlighted through social media and other communication channels during the 16 Days of Activism.

AWID especially encourages contributions from historically excluded groups such as young women, disabled women, sex workers, LGBTQI persons, and indigenous women.


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Why is this important?

The violence and threats against WHRDs persist

While many of those we honor in the Tribute have passed away due to accidents, illnesses and natural disasters, about one third were specifically targeted for who they were and the work they did.

With the WHRD Tribute, we bring them all into our collective memory and carry their legacy of struggle as our torch in feminist and women’s rights movements.

Help us make this Tribute even stronger

Add the story of a WHRD

Find out more about AWID’s WHRD Tribute

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