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In solidarity with those arrested in Turkey, we call for their immediate release.

The WHRD IC is deeply concerned about the recent detention of eight Turkish human rights defenders and two IT trainers and calls for their immediate and unconditional release. Among those who were detained from a human rights workshop are prominent members of the women’s rights movement, which is a clear attempt to destabilize and demoralize women who engage in legitimate and important activism to defend and promote human rights.

Source: Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition (WHRDIC) / AWID

Bahrain: Free Women Human Rights Defender Ebtisam Al-Saegh

The WHRD-IC calls for the immediate and unconditional release of Ebtisam Al-Saegh, and the end to the harassment, intimidation, violence and threats towards her and her family. We ask the Bahraini authorities to end their campaign against all human rights defenders.

Source: Women Human Rights Coalition (WHRDIC) / AWID

Bahrain: Free Women Human Rights Defender Ebtisam Al-Saegh

The WHRD-IC calls for the immediate and unconditional release of Ebtisam Al-Saegh, and the end to the harassment, intimidation, violence and threats towards her and her family. We ask the Bahraini authorities to end their campaign against all human rights defenders.

Source: Women Human Rights Coalition (WHRDIC) / AWID

Bahrain: Free Women Human Rights Defender Ebtisam Al-Saegh

The WHRD-IC calls for the immediate and unconditional release of Ebtisam Al-Saegh, and the end to the harassment, intimidation, violence and threats towards her and her family. We ask the Bahraini authorities to end their campaign against all human rights defenders.

Source: Women Human Rights Coalition (WHRDIC) / AWID

Free Khalida Jarrar and Khitam Saafin. Now!

We stand in solidarity with Khalida Jarrar and Khitam Saafin as peaceful women human rights defenders and demand their immediate release. We call out on international and regional organizations to stand support them and hold Israeli accountable for its violation of international human rights laws.

Source: WHRD-MENA

UN experts call for resistance as battle over women’s rights intensifies

“The international community needs to keep moving forward on setting standards on gender equality to counter the alarming trends which are undermining human rights principles and jeopardizing the gains made in women’s rights.”

Source: United Nation Human Rights (OHCHR)

GATE calls for the elimination of gradualist approaches to the eradication of torture

On the UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, GATE reaffirms its full commitment with the prevention and eradications of all forms of ill-treatment and torture taking place in healthcare settings, including those affecting intersex, and gender diverse and trans people.

Source: Global Action for Trans Equality (GATE)

Iran: Free woman human rights defender Atena Daemi

The Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition (WHRD-IC) is calling for the immediate and unconditional release of Atena Daemi from Tehran’s Evin prison. She must also be given immediate access to specialised medical care outside prison.

Source: Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition (WHRDIC) / AWID

HRC 35 | Recognizing the critical role of WHRDs to support and implement the Sustainable Development Goals

Women Human Rights Defenders are at the forefront of rights struggles. WHRDs are targeted because of our work, including for what we do, the fact that we do it, and the identities we carry.

Source: Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition (WHRDIC) / AWID

Justice denied for Kemal Ördek in Turkey

On 24 May 2017, the divisional court in Ankara overturned a conviction for sexual assault of human rights defender, Kemal Ördek. Instead the three perpetrators were sentenced to seven years and six months imprisonment for the charge of ‘aggravated burglary.’ The man previously convicted and sentenced for the sexual assault was acquitted.

Source: AWID