women’s human rights defenders (WHRDs)

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Women’s human rights defenders (WHRDs) are women of all ages who engage in the promotion and protection of all human rights and fundamental freedoms, and all people who engage in the defence of the rights of women and gender equality, either individually or in association with others. 

 

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Swiss Center of Expertise in Human Rights – SCHR. Women’s Human Rights’ App. Based on 2013 UN General Assembly Resolution A/RES/68/181 Protecting Women’s Human Rights Defenders; UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders. 2010 Annual Report to the General Assembly; and other sources. Available at: http://www.womenshumanrigjhts.ch/overview.html

URI: http://eige.europa.eu/taxonomy/term/1437