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Defending people and planet: WHRDs confronting extractive industries

We are launching two new resources featuring courageous Women Human Rights Defenders who are confronting extractive industries and corporate power. They share their struggles for land and life, and speak to the risks and challenges they face in their activism.

Recommendations to protect WHRDs confronting extractive industries

In our report on Women Human Rights Defenders confronting extractive industries,  AWID and the Women Human Rights Defender International Coalition (WHRDIC) have made the following recommendations in order to contribute towards a safe, enabling environments for WHRDs as they peacefully exercise power and define visions of development for themselves and their communities.

Recommendations to protect WHRDs confronting extractive industries

In our report on Women Human Rights Defenders confronting extractive industries,  AWID and the Women Human Rights Defender International Coalition (WHRDIC) have made the following recommendations in order to contribute towards a safe, enabling environments for WHRDs as they peacefully exercise power and define visions of development for themselves and their communities.

Recommendations to protect WHRDs confronting extractive industries

In our report on Women Human Rights Defenders confronting extractive industries,  AWID and the Women Human Rights Defender International Coalition (WHRDIC) have made the following recommendations in order to contribute towards a safe, enabling environments for WHRDs as they peacefully exercise power and define visions of development for themselves and their communities.

Weaving resistance through action: Strategies of WHRDs confronting extractivism and corporate power

Building on inspiring stories of resistance, our new practical guide presents concrete strategies put in place by WHRDs to confront corporate power and preserve their people, livelihood and territories against extractivism.

Weaving resistance through action: Strategies of WHRDs confronting extractivism and corporate power

Building on inspiring stories of resistance, our new practical guide presents concrete strategies put in place by WHRDs to confront corporate power and preserve their people, livelihood and territories against extractivism.

Weaving resistance through action: Strategies of WHRDs confronting extractivism and corporate power

Building on inspiring stories of resistance, our new practical guide presents concrete strategies put in place by WHRDs to confront corporate power and preserve their people, livelihood and territories against extractivism.

Transitional Justice

The Transitional Justice category examines different case studies showcasing the impact of addressing injustice on the degree to which women’s rights were achieved in various democratization processes. Women have often been referred to as “weapons of war” in all kinds of conflicts across and within borders, in different cultures, times and regions. Mechanisms used to bring those crimes committed before, during, and after conflicts and wars to justice are critical for laying the foundation for the new democracies.

The Transitions to Democracy

The Transitions to Democracy category mirrors the title of the mapping by including pieces that provide a more general historic geopolitical overview of specific countries or situations in transition from a broad cross-cutting perspective, thus setting a contextual tone for more specific categories of resources.

HRC35: Keeping feminist demands on the table at the Human Rights Council

AWID took to Geneva this June to participate in the 35th session of the Human Rights Council (HRC).   The HRC is the key intergovernmental body within the United Nations system responsible for the promotion and protection of all human rights around the globe.

Source: AWID