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.
Coming at a time when WHRDs have received little attention in the human rights arena, the Global Report on the Situation of WHRDs plays a crucial part in advancing the recognition of WHRDs. It is intended that the Global Report is primarily an advocacy and capacity building tool, both important measures for WHRDs’ protection and the prevention of further abuses. The Global Report is a contribution to the ongoing documentation of the situation of WHRDs that will enable informed advocacy from the local to regional and international level.