Global Report on the Situation of Women Human Rights Defenders
8 March 2012 3:23 pm



Coming at a time when WHRDs have received little attention in the human rights arena, the Global Report on the Situation of WHRDs plays a crucial part in advancing the recognition of WHRDs.

The Global Report gives a contextual analysis of the environment in which WHRDs work and the violations they face because of their gender and/or work defending gender-based rights. It is intended that the Global Report is primarily an advocacy and capacity building tool, both important measures for WHRDs’ protection and the prevention of further abuses.  It is a contribution to the ongoing documentation of the situation of WHRDs that will enable informed advocacy from the local to regional and international level. The Global Report is a publication of the Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition (WHRD IC).


FORUM-ASIA is a member of the Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition (WHRD IC), a resource and advocacy network for the protection and support of women human rights defenders (WHRDs) worldwide. WHRDs are women active in human rights defense who are targeted for who they are as well as those active in the defense of women’s rights who are targeted for what they do. This includes human rights activists who are women, as well as other activists (whether male, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex) who also defend the rights of women and sexual rights.


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