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Support WHRD´s - Protect Civic Space

In observance of International Women’s Day 2021, FEMENA along with five other organizations, organized the Campaign to Protect Civic Space and Support WHRDs, aimed to bring attention to the extreme pressures and backlash women human rights defenders who organize to promote women’s rights are facing in countries such as Afghanistan, Egypt and Iran.

Read the Campaign statement available in English, Arabic and Farsi.

Ten Ways to Live Restoratively Arabic & Farsi is a resource responding to increased interest of activists trying to identify alternative strategies to address and remedy sexual harm. FEMENA is developing resources on Restorative Justice in response to increased interest following MeToo Movements in Iran & Egypt.

See original in English here.

Over  the  last  few  years  we  have  witnessed  a  rise  in  violence  against  WHRDs  in  the  MENA  region.  2020  was  an  especially  violent   year,  where  in  some  instances,  WHRDs  received  death  threats  and  tragically,  in  several  cases, such  as in  Iraq  and  Libya, WHRDs  were  killed.

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.

FEMENA is pleased to endorse an important statement prepared by the Observatory on the Universality of Rights, which stresses the critical role of UN Special Procedures upholding and strengthening human rights standards and norms within the United Nations (UN) human rights system and calls for supporting this critical rights mechanism, which is under attack.

Read the Statement

For the 16 Days of Activism Against Violence against Women (Nov. 25-Dec. 10, 2020), FEMENA, along with other regional and international women and human rights organizations, implemented a Campaign to “Protect and Support WHRDs in MENA.”

 

Watch the video here

FEMENA is pleased to join 28 other human rights and humanitarian organizations, in calling on all stakeholders to ensure people in Iran have swift, unencumbered, and equitable access to safe, effective, and affordable Covid-19 vaccines.

 

Read the letter

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The full recording of Femena's event at NGO CSW65 Forum on March 23, 2021, is now on our website. Watch our panelists discussing "Advocacy for Women's Rights Peace and Security in MENA: Challenges of Shrinking Civic Space."

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Zubaida Akbar discusses the situation of women in Afghanistan, including the implications of the Afghan Peace Negotiations for the people of Afghanistan. Akbar also focuses on how women and civil society groups have been largely excluded from the Afghan Peace Negotiations.

Zubaida Akbar is a Women's Rights Activist from Afghanistan. This video is an excerpt from FEMENA's Parallel Event held during CSW 65 in March 2021.
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The full recording of Femena's event at NGO CSW65 Forum on March 23, 2021, is now on our website. Watch our panelists discussing "Advocacy for Women's Rights Peace and Security in MENA: Challenges of Shrinking Civic Space."

Link to the event on Femena's website: https://femena.net/events/csw65-webinar-23-march-2021
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CSW65 Webinar March 23
How are independent women's groups advocating for gender equality and elimination of violence against women in restrictive, difficult and at times violent po...
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Watch the full conversation of Femena's event at NGO #CSW65 Forum on March 17, 2021:
Protecting & Supporting WHRDs in MENA: A Critical Component of Efforts to End Violence against Women.

On Femena's website: https://femena.net/events/csw65-webinar-17-march-2021
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