Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRDs) face a variety of challenges, difficulties, and risks. These risks can look quite different from the general threats human rights defenders are confronted with. In our campaign #StandWithWHRDs, DefendDefenders and AfricanDefenders want to highlight the work that WHRDs do and...

This article was first published on the National Coalition of Human Rights Defenders' Uganda website (Kampala / February 18, 2021) The National Coalition of Human Rights Defenders in Uganda (NCHRD-U) expresses deep and grave concern over the continued targeting of journalists while they undertake their legitimate...

This post was first published on DefendDefenders' website Oral statements delivered by DefendDefenders at the 46th session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC46, 22 February-23 March 2021) (Due to the Covid-19-related restrictions, HRC46 is entirely virtual, and all statements are video-recorded statements)  Item 2: General debate (1 March...