Women human rights defenders
[PDF] Supporting human rights defenders - Strengthening human rights systems - Achieving human rights change, International Service for Human Rights, Mar 2014
[PDF] Joint Statement - Protecting and supporting human rights defenders who work on issues of corporate accountability, ESCR-Net, International Service for Human Rights & Proyecto de Derechos Económicos, Sociales y Culturales (ProDESC) Nov 2013
Colombia: Death Threats for Human Rights Defenders, Amnesty International 25 Sep 2013
[PDF] Situation of human rights defenders, UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders Aug 2013
- States and corporations must protect human rights defenders advocating on large-scale development projects, International Service for Human Rights 30 Oct 2013
Violence against women human rights defenders on the rise, Laura Carlsen, Center for International Policy Americas Program 10 Dec 2012
- Farmer, 2 anti-mining activists killed ahead of Human Rights Day [Philippines], Jose Carlos L. Maningat, Philippine Online Chronicles 09 Dec 2012
India: Continued harassment of defenders of women workers' rights and campaigners abroad, Amnesty International 02 Oct 2007
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