#StandWithWHRDs: to keep them safe, but not silent

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 raise awareness about their protection needs so that they can be safe, but not silent.

We explored who HRDs and WHRDs are, what threats they face, and what protection is available from 15 February until 08 March, International Women’s Day, in short videos on our social media platforms.