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Women Human Rights Defenders confronting extractive industries

An Overview of Critical Risks and Human Rights Obligations

Executive Summary

iolence against Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRDs) continues to grow. WHRDs confronting unfettered corporate power in pursuit of human rights face particular situations of risk and threats.

Criminalization, violence, sexual abuse, intimidation and reprisals against WHRDs who act in defense of their land, territory and the environment have been recorded across the globe.

CSW61: Report and analysis of the agreed conclusions

Champions of gender equality and women’s empowerment, human rights and the women's movement saw this CSW as a litmus test of the strength of international political commitment in the face of fresh challenges to the historic and hard won normative gains of the gender equality compact secured especially between 2012 - 2016.

Source: UN Women

Honduras: the deadliest country in the world for environmental activism

More than 120 people have been killed in Honduras since 2010 for standing up to companies that grab land and trash the environment

Online course on trade and gender for COMESA member countries

Application deadline: 4 May 2017

Taking a gender perspective has helped to reveal a number of structural inequalities between men and women in social, economic and political spheres, and encouraged the implementation of measures to address them. Efforts to mainstream gender equality in policymaking have been critical in this regard.

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The women behind El Salvador’s historic environmental victory

This article is dedicated to all Salvadoran women who have actively resisted and defended their territories, to all those who continue to resist, and to those who have passed on as a result of their resistance.

Source: AWID

The women behind El Salvador’s historic environmental victory

This article is dedicated to all Salvadoran women who have actively resisted and defended their territories, to all those who continue to resist, and to those who have passed on as a result of their resistance.

Source: AWID

The women behind El Salvador’s historic environmental victory

This article is dedicated to all Salvadoran women who have actively resisted and defended their territories, to all those who continue to resist, and to those who have passed on as a result of their resistance.

Source: AWID

Nations pledge to cut women's unpaid work and close the gender pay gap

in partnership with The Guardian

Agreement made at UN’s Commission on the Status of Women overcomes efforts by US and Russia to weaken text on violence, and sexual and reproductive rights.

Source: AWID / The Guardian

Finding magic movement moments in times of crisis

Indigenous activist Judith LeBlanc calls it the Standing Rock moment and describes it as a historic, “magic movement moment in Indian country.”

Source: AWID

Finding magic movement moments in times of crisis

Indigenous activist Judith LeBlanc calls it the Standing Rock moment and describes it as a historic, “magic movement moment in Indian country.”

Source: AWID