State violence and militarism

As we enter a new age of capitalism, patriarchy and militarism, with undeclared wars across the world, it is important to take stock of the situation for African and Black women in various locations, as well as how we understand their struggles within the broader system of capitalism, patriarchy and white supremacy.

The impact of fundamentalisms and extremisms on cultural rights. Interview with UN Special Rapporteur

In her second report to the Human Rights Council, Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights Karima Bennoune considers how the rise of fundamentalisms and extremisms represent major threats to human rights worldwide, and calls for a global rights-based response.

Infographic: Women human rights defenders killed in 2015

This infographic highlights the disproportionate number of women human rights defenders in AWID's 2015 Tribute who were murdered. They came from all walks of life and included LGBTQI activists, trans* people, indigenous women, land rights activists, sex worker activists, women’s rights activists, journalists, lawyers, political activists, economists, artists, and writers. 

Fundamentalism must be addressed globally

From police violence to Boko Haram, AWIDer Hakima Abbas says fundamentalism must be addressed globally.

In Nigeria, hundreds of bodies have been found in the northeastern town of Damasak, after an apparent massacre by the militant group Boko Haram. Local sources say the death toll exceeds 400. 

Tribute to WHRD Sunila Abeyesekera

In this video we commemorate Sunila Abeysekera, a tireless defender of human rights in Sri Lanka.

Tribute to Feminists and WHRDs Who Are No Longer With Us 2013

In this video we honor Feminists and Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRDs) Who Are No Longer With Us and whose contributions to the advancement of human rights are missed.

The impact of fundamentalism and extremism on cultural rights

In her second report to the Human Rights Council (34th session, March 2017), Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights Karima Bennoune considers how the rise of fundamentalism and extremism, in diverse forms, represent major threats to human rights worldwide.

Global Report on the Situation of Women Human Rights Defenders

The WHRD International Coalition has published the Global Report on the Situation of WHRDs to advance the recognition of WHRDs, the violence and violations of rights that they face, and the contexts that enable these violations.

2012 Assessment Report: Violence Against Women Human Rights Defenders in Mesoamerica

The Mesoamerican Registry of Attacks against WHRDs collects and analyzes data on attacks against WHRDs and their organizations in Mesoamerica.

Violence Against Women Human Rights Defenders in Mesoamerica: An assessment in progress

This document builds on the key conclusions of a Mesoamerican in-depth diagnosis on violence against women human rights defenders in the region.