Recherche :
 
Advanced search

 

 

facebook Millennia2015 facebook
Millennia2015
Twitter @Millennia2015

@millennia2015

  #M2025

Infos
Register
Inscription

Think Tank
DataBase
Donate
Faites un don

 

 

 
Contenu de cette section :
 

Vous êtes ici :   Accueil   


01/07/2014

Guides for Protection of Human Rights Defenders

Auteur : Millennia2025

Source : Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD)

 

 

Guides for Protection of Human Rights Defenders 

This guidebook, Claiming Rights, Claiming Justice: A Guidebook on Women Human Rights Defenders,is an important initiative to acknowledge the valuable contribution of women human rights defenders in the promotion and protection of human rights, and to empower them further in their role as defenders. It builds on the achievements of women human rights defenders, including those attained in the framework of the three-year international campaign on women human rights defenders. 

 

Women defenders are more at risk of certain forms of violence and restrictions, and become more vulnerable to prejudices, exclusion and public repudiation by state forces and social actors especially when engaged in the defence of women's rights. This is particularly true when they are perceived to defy cultural norms and social constructs on gender, sexuality and femininity, or when they challenge social structures vested in economic interest or traditional practices.

 

Since the establishment of her mandate in 2000, Hina Jilani, UN Special Representative of the Secretary General on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders, acted on over 450 cases of violations of women human rights defenders concerning more than 1,300 defenders. Over 40 of them were killed in connection with their human rights work. This is the tip of the iceberg of the human rights violations perpetrated against women defenders. It tells us how imperative it is to devise new protection mechanisms and strengthen existing ones to provide women human rights defenders with a secure environment for their work.

 => Direct link to the 168 pages report:
      http://apwld.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/claiming-rights-claiming-justice.pdf

===

 

Back/Retour => Via Millennia 2015

 

 

 

   
   
 

 

  Millennia2025 Woment and Innovation Foundation  

Millennia2025
Women and Innovation Foundation,
Public Utility Foundation

 

Fondation Millennia2025
Femmes et Innovation,
Fondation d'utilité publique

 

 

Institut Destrée - The Destree Institute

The Destree Institute, NGO official partner of
UNESCO (consultative status) and 
in Special consultative status with
the United Nations ECOSOC since 2012 

 

L'Institut Destrée, ONG partenaire officiel de
l'UNESCO (statut de consultation) et 
en statut consultatif spécial auprès de l'ECOSOC
des Nations Unies depuis 2012

 

 

UNESCO

Millennia2015
International conference,

with the patronage
of the UNESCO 

 

Conférence internationale
Millennia2015,

avec le patronage
de l'UNESCO

www.millennia2015.org    ©   Institut Destrée - The Destree Institute