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Women Human Rights Defenders: Local Realities & Shared Global Challenges
06/03/2019 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Women human rights defenders are being increasingly subjected to lengthy prison sentences, travel bans, and harassment. During the 40th session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, a solutions-oriented discussion featuring five courageous Right Livelihood Award Laureates that have personally documented human rights violations on the ground is taking place.
Sima Samar, Ruth Manorama, Helen Mack, Mozn Hassan and Charlotte dos Santos Pruth from Kvinna till Kvinna will lead us on a journey of resistance in India, Egypt, Afghanistan, Guatemala and other parts of the world, and explore how we can secure a better protection of WHRDs across the globe.