Women Human Rights Defenders

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Collective Power! Regional Exchange of Thai and Indonesian HRDs

December 2018 marked a milestone for Protection International, with our first ever regional community exchange. Over 4 days in Southern Thailand, defenders of the Southern Peasants Federation of Thailand (SPFT) met with Indonesian defenders from six organisations of buruh tani (farm workers). The objective was to
foster a South-to-South learning exchange, bringing together stories of hope and sharing knowledge on the defense of rights in their respective communities.

 

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Protection International initiated this baseline study on the security and protection of women human rights defenders (WHRDs) in North and South Kivu in order to adapt its support to the specific security and protection needs of WHRDs, identify specific needs, review existing internal tools and define necessary tools such as policy and programming indicators that can be developed in its programme to be implemented in the DRC in the coming years.

 

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For Those Who Died Trying (TEDx)

Award-winning British freelance photographer Luke Duggleby tells the stories of people in Thailand who sacrificed their lives for their causes, who died trying to defend human rights, as part of a TEDxTalks in Khon Kaen. For Those Who Died Trying is a photo exhibition by Luke Duggleby and co-organised by Protection International and the Canadian embassy of Thailand, which presents photographs of 37 murdered or abducted human rights defenders in Thailand by placing a portrait of the victim, when possible at the exact placewhere they were murdered or went missing.

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This manual focuses on the work and the protection of women human rights defenders and is the fruit of reflexion and testimonies that they have shared with us over years of experience.
Available in English and Spanish.

The Protection Manual number 4, from the series published by UDEFEGUA and PI, is dedicated to the defenders. It focuses on the work and the protection of women human rights defenders and is the fruit of reflexions and testimonies that they have shared with us over years of experience.

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WHRD security and national protection mechanism in Mexico: interview with Alejandra Ancheita

Alejandra Ancheita, the newest Laureate of the 2014 Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders visited Brussels in November 2014. Protection International (PI) was able to sit down with her. Alejandra, a Mexican lawyer and human rights activist, is the founder and Executive Director of Proyecto de Derechos Economicos, Sociales y Cuturales. Together with ProDESC, she has worked tirelessly with labour workers, migrants and indigenous communities to protect their land and their economic, cultural and social rights vis-à-vis transnational companies.

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Thailand: Angkhana Neelapaijit impunity for enforced disappearances (3 min 12 SP)

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Yemen: Amal BASHA -Sisters Arab Forum for Human Rights -SAF- (2 min 52 EN)

The North and South of Yemen unified in 1990. South Yemen is mainly Sunni (53% of the population), while most of the northern population is Shia, follower of the Zaydi doctrine (45% of the population).
Since the Sa’ada war in the north broke out in 2004, hundreds of people have been killed and thousands displaced as a result of fighting between Zaydi rebels from the al-Huthi’s group and government forces allied to rival Zaydi clans.
A second internal conflit started in 2007 with the mass protests against discrimination in the south of the country. 

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This manual focuses on the work and the protection of women human rights defenders and is the fruit of reflexion and testimonies that they have shared with us over years of experience.
Available in English and Spanish.

The Protection Manual number 4, from the series published by UDEFEGUA and PI, is dedicated to the defenders. It focuses on the work and the protection of women human rights defenders and is the fruit of reflexions and testimonies that they have shared with us over years of experience.

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