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Our Right to Safety: Women Human Rights Defenders' Holistic Approach to Protection

This publication provides a reflection on the complex situations of women who face threats and violations as a result of their work defending human rights.

Our Right to Safety: Women Human Rights Defenders' Holistic Approach to Protection

This publication provides a reflection on the complex situations of women who face threats and violations as a result of their work defending human rights.

Our Right to Safety: Women Human Rights Defenders' Holistic Approach to Protection

This publication provides a reflection on the complex situations of women who face threats and violations as a result of their work defending human rights.

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.

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

Evidence of trauma: the impact of human rights work on advocates

It’s time to think seriously about the effects of trauma on human rights activists. A contribution to the openGlobalRights debate on mental health and well-being in the human rights. 

Source: Open Democracy

Human Rights Defender Memorial

The HRD Memorial Project seeks to celebrate the lives and achievements of all the human rights defenders who have been killed since 1998. It consists of two elements: a database of information on the human rights defenders who have been killed and any progress towards bringing the perpetrators to justice and a public web site with an individual profile page for each HRD that celebrates their lives and achievements.

Fighting for equality carries massive health risks, particularly if you are a woman

Too often their lives are at stake. Most women human rights defenders are exposed to extreme violence, they work exhausted, and experience permanent stress, which makes them increasingly vulnerable to physical and mental illnesses. Women human rights organizations need to integrate holistic self-care and wellbeing programs to sustain their work, but minuscule budgets still hinder this for most.

Source: The NCD Alliance

The International Hrant Dink Award is waiting for your nominees

Deadline: 30 April 2017

Every year, the Award is presented to individuals, organizations or groups that work for a free and just world free from discrimination, racism and violence, who take personal risks for achieving those ideals, who break the stereotypes and use the language of peace and by doing so give inspiration and hope to others

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Resistencia Feminista: Fighting for Reproductive Rights in Honduras & Ireland

Front Line Defenders is honoured to host Regina Fonseca, sexual and reproductive rights defender from Honduras, for speaking engagements across Ireland and Spain.

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