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UN Human Rights Council Adopts a Resolution to Recognize the Contribution of Environmental HRDs to The Enjoyment of Human Rights.

In a resolution (A/HRC/40/L.22/Rev.1) on recognizing the contribution of environmental human rights defenders to the enjoyment of human rights, environmental protection and sustainable development, , the Council expresses grave concern at the situation of environmental human rights defenders around the world, and strongly condemns the killing of and all other human rights violations or abuses

GENDERED RISKS: Challenges WHRDs face in the course of their Work

A defender is characterized by the activity of promoting and protecting human rights. In answering the question ‘Why Focus on WHRDs, the report provides a starting point on the understanding of the challenges faced by WHRDs in Kenya in the course of their human rights work and the reasons why WHRDs in Kenya face these

Defying Culture in Pursuit of Peace

Grace Lolim is human rights defender from Isiolo County. She is the chair of Isiolo Peace Committee and heads various peace initiatives in the county. Isiolo being a patriarchal county, she has defied the odds to bring cohesion between different communities in the area. She does not only pursue peace but also gender equality in

Call For Nominations- Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award Nominations 2019

Deadline: 31 January 2019 Eligibility Persons and organizations working non-violently to promote and protect human rights of any race, creed, religion, nationality, gender, or sexual orientation are eligible for the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award. Nominees must not be part of a government institution or have an official role within a political party, although

Call For Applications: The women’s digital safety fellowship for East Africa

Defend defenders is pleased to announce the 3rd round of our women’s digital safety fellowship program starting March 2019. Two years ago, we started the work of building a community of tech-savvy East African women ready to stand up and defend digital rights and digital safety while fighting online harassment in their communities. Since then


Job Senior Program Officer, Sexual Health and Rights (Africa) Location of Position New York, NY, Kenya, or Uganda Reporting Relationship Director, Sexual Health and Rights ABOUT AJWS American Jewish World Service (AJWS) is the leading Jewish organization working to pursue justice and fight poverty in the developing world. By supporting hundreds of social change organizations

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