SUPPORT WOMEN HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS
SOUTH ASIA WOMEN'S PROTECTION FUND
The Women’s Regional Network, in partnership with Urgent Action Fund for Women’s Human Rights, provides emergency support for the safety and protection of women human rights defenders at risk in Afghanistan, Pakistan and India.
Behind women-lead movements are the activists who need support and protection to continue creating cultures of justice, equality, and peace. Click here to learn more about the Protection Fund.
If you are a women human rights defender, click here to to apply for life-saving support.
“(WHRDs are) courageous women who defy patriarchy every day, everywhere in the world, to champion human rights. They hold communities together in times of war — and hold the key to building peaceful communities when the guns go silent. In so many male-‐dominated institutions, they campaign for women’s voices to be heard.”
-Hina Jilani Former UN Special Representative of the Secretary General on Human Rights Defenders; Supreme Court of Pakistan
SOUTH ASIA WOMEN'S RIGHTS TRIBUNAL
WRN hopes to launch a South Asia Tribunal on Women’s Human Rights in solidarity with civil society groups across the sub-region in order to:
Create a legitimate community-led public platform to amplify women’s testimony across caste, class, religion, ethnicity and national borders.
Demand accountability from the state, end human rights violations committed with impunity, and seek justice for women.
Launching a Tribunal is no small feat. The first step of this on-going process was preparing the Scoping Study, authored by WRN Member and human rights defender Rita Manchanda. Click below to read the full report to learn more about the impact of speaking truth to power.