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A Tribute to brave activists we have lost

Remembering: A Tribute to WHRDs no longer with us

In this gallery you will find our Tribute to Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRDs) who are no longer with us. Over 400 feminists and WHRDs from 11 regions and 80 countries are featured.

We bring them all into our collective memory and carry their legacy of struggle as our torch in feminist and women’s rights movements.

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WHRD Tribute


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Date of death / disappearance
Lorraine Gradwell (EN)
Gauri Lankesh (EN)
Illuminée Iragena (EN)
Benilda Valoria-Santos (EN)
Fatima Mernissi (EN)
Terezinha Nunes Meciano (EN)
Rosalie Kalago (EN)
Cecilia Coicue (EN)
Yoryanis Isabel Bernal Varela (EN)
Sandhya Rao (EN)