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ATTEMPT ON THE LIFE OF COLOMBIAN DEFENDER FRANCIA MÁRQUEZ, GOLDMAN PRIZE WINNER 2018

On Saturday afternoon, May 4, Francia Márquez, an eminent Afrodescendant human rights defender in Colombia, was subjected to an attempt on her life in the rural town of Santander de Quilichao in the northern part of the Cauca region Francia Márquez was with other community leaders when several armed men burst into the place where […]

7 May 2019

Stand in solidaity with Nana Mwafrika Mbarikiwa, Ugandan #WHRD

On 24 April 2019 Nana Mwafrika Mbarikiwa, Ugandan woman human rights defender was hospitalized as a result of a violent assault by a group of police officers in Naguru, Kampala District, Uganda. The human rights defender, who is seven months pregnant, was attacked while she was trying to obtain permission to organize a peaceful protest […]

3 May 2019

Being a woman defender in México means running high risks on a daily basis

RNDDHM expressed concern to UN High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet, and UN Women’s representative in Mexico, Belén Sanz, over the critical situation of women defenders. Mexico, April 9, 2019. On April 6th, members of the National Network of Women Human Rights Defenders in Mexico (RNDDHM) expressed their concern to Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human […]

30 April 2019

Fifth National Women Defenders Encounter Held in El Salvador

From Abril 4th to 6th, the Fifth National Meeting of Women Human Rights Defenders was held in El Salvador. The Meeing was convened by the Salvadoran Women Defenders Network with the participation of women defenders representing the diverse territorial networks in the country (Eastern, Western, Cuscatlán and Metropolitan). Activities were oriented towards analyzing the context […]