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Midwifing the African Women Human Rights Defenders’ Platform

In July 2018, Urgent Action Fund Africa (UAF-Africa) brought together forty-five women human rights defenders (WHRDs) from across Africa and the diaspora to discuss the possibility of creating a platform that would facilitate more durable ways of supporting WHRDs and feminists working on the front line of social justice movements. National Coalition of Human Rights Defenders Kenya was represented by the Protection Officer, Salome Nduta who is also in charge of WHRDs program in the organisation.

The meeting drew together activists working across a range of issues from political governance, sexual and reproductive health rights, environmental and economic justice, arts activism, conflict and peacebuilding and Lesbian Bisexual Trans* Queer and Intersex (LBTQI) rights.

The overarching goal of the convening was to begin the process of defining a framework for a Holistic security, safety, wellbeing and collective care platform for African WHRDs that potentially provides litigation support, psychosocial support, training in individual and collective protection and security as well as network and engage in various lobbying and advocacy activities.

Read the Full report here: https://hrdcoalition.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/UAF-Africa-Abuja-Feminist-Republik-Abuja_Report-30.09.18.pdf

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