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FEMENA along with 20 other international and regional women and human rights organizations has issued a statement demanding the release of women human rights defenders abducted and detained by the Taliban in Afghanistan.


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On International Women’s Day, FEMENA honors the incredible work of courageous WHRDs who continue to push for change and equality under difficult circumstances despite backlash and persecution. We demand all governments and authorities to stop sexual harassment against WHRDs.

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On International Mother Language Day, FEMENA stands in solidarity with all WHRDs working to preserve their language, culture and heritage, and stresses the strength and beauty in our diversity.


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FEMENA supports Woman Human Rights Defenders, their organizations and feminist movements through analysis of trends and policy, documentation, fostering development of regional communities of practice and advocacy.

Since October 2021, FEMENA in collaboration with the Asfari Institute for Civil Society at the American University in Beirut, has organized a series of online events, designed to amplify the voices of Afghan women human rights defenders.

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Letter to Formula 1 – Concerned about the rights situations in Bahrain.

FEMENA is pleased to have signed this letter to Formula 1 along with 26 other human rights organizations concerned about the rights situations in Bahrain.

In response to the MeToo movements in Iran and Egypt, interest in the concept of Restorative Justice has increased among activists, who are looking for a variety of strategies to address sexual harm. FEMENA is providing information on Restorative Justice in Arabic and Farsi, to address this interest.

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