Women Human Rights Defenders

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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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