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27-11-20

Women Human Rights Defenders Day 2020

November 29 is International Women Human Rights Defenders Day. On this day, we celebrate and pay tribute to courageous women from all over the world, who are at the forefront of the collective struggle for the protection and advancement of human rights.

In addition to the risks of threats, attacks and violence faced by all human rights defenders, women human rights defenders face additional challenges driven by deep-rooted discrimination against women and stereotypes about their appropriate role. ⁠

To celebrate the work of women human rights defenders, we are offering you a collection of stories of six incredible women and changemakers. Let’s celebrate and support women human rights defenders each and every day.