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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 350 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.

We invite you to:

  • Browse the online gallery
  • Use the filters to search by category and/or region
  • Use the search bar at the top of this page to look for someone specific
  • Learn more about this Tribute

WHRD Tribute


Shifa Gardi (EN)
Emilsen Manyoma (EN)
Helen Joanne "Jo" Cox (EN)
Rebecca Masika Katsuva (EN)
Hande Kader (EN)
Nilce de Souza Magalhães
Sagal Salad Osman (EN)
Paola Barraza (EN)
Brenda Marleni Estrada Tambito (EN)
Alesha (EN)