Reading time: 3 minutes Black trans activists are on the front lines, sounding the alarm on systemic racism in the United States and abroad. As a follow up from our previous post we focus on the intersection between Black trans womxn and their role during the present-day activism. Black trans womxn suffer extreme and fatal violence at the hands…

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Reading time: 3 minutes This month, in addition to our #Womxnresist campaign, we celebrate the LGBTQ+ community by focusing on their struggles and achievements throughout the years. LGBTQ+ defenders continue to face severe hostility and discrimination worldwide. Organisations such as Shelter City provide human rights defenders (HRD’s) focused on these communities with a safe haven. We highlight three women…

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Reading time: 4 minutes This post highlights East African Women Human Right Defenders. The Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders (HRD) defines women human rights defenders as both female human rights defenders, and any other human rights defenders who work in the defence of women’s rights or on gender issues (A/HRC/16/44). Typical challenges faced by WHRDs…

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Realizing Sexual and Reproductive Justice (RESURJ) – is a Global South-led transnational feminist alliance committed to fostering stronger communities by building trust, nurturing solidarity, and sharing power. RESURJ is a membership-based alliance of feminist activists working across generations, constituencies, and identities seeking to realize sexual and reproductive justice for all. Our justice approach encompasses an…

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Care2 

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Care2 is a network of millions of people around the globe, dedicated to building a better world. They use their cutting-edge technology and team of experienced campaigners to fuel the progressive movement by uniting their members with nonprofits and mission-based brands working on the causes they care about.

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The African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD) is a civil society organization working throughout Africa to bring creative solutions to conflict. ACCORD influences political developments by bringing dialogue and institutional development as alternatives to armed violence and protracted conflict.    

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Voice for Change is a provincial women’s organization based in Jiwaka province of Papua New Guinea working towards eradicating all forms of violence. The organization focuses on creating safe spaces for girls and women and empowering women economically. The organization works in collaboration with local communities, the police and community law enforcers (village court magistrates,…

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Reading time: 2 minutes Lesson 1: More action, less rhetoric How can allies protect WHRDs right to engage at international and regional levels without discrimination, violence or threats? More action, less rhetoric. Spread the word and expose human rights violations within your communities and network. #QueLasLiberen: Demand the release of political prisoners in Nicaragua by downloading the sharable campaign kit…

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In this article, Professor Joshua Cooper outlines the process by which women might use the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women to hold their governments accountable to preserving their rights.

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