Know My Name:Femdefenders

Profile courtesy of Kvinna till Kvinna Know My Name: Femdefenders


Location: Sweden, Global

WHO: Femdefenders – the bravest in the world!

Women human rights defenders demand for women’s rights to be taken seriously. They keep on fighting, even if their work makes them daily targets of political violence and threats. They are the #femdefenders.

WHAT: The Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation based in Sweden highlights the situation for women human rights defenders around the world with the #femdefenders campaign. The Kvinna till Kvinna report, Femdefenders, shows that 70% of women’s rights activists have been subjected to threats and/or hateful actions in public spaces.

SPOTLIGHT ON EIGHT FEMDEFENDERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD: The following profiles are excerpted from the Kvinna till Kvinna site. See their site for more profiles of courageous human rights defenders.

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Tanya Henderson
Women’s Political Participation
Yasmin Mulbocus
Anti Trafficking
Julia Kharashvili
Women’s Human Rights Defender
Gé-Gé Katana
Women’s Human Rights Defender