Rights, Peace, Inclusion

In Conversation with Women Human Rights Defenders

FEMENA talks with Parastou Hassouri about the situation of refugees in the MENA region & how Covid19 is impacting them.


Defending at Risk and Under Threat WHRDs

FEMENA seeks to raise awareness about pressures on WHRDs in MENA and Asia, in particular those working in contexts where civil society space is limited and rights activists are regularly persecuted.

Webinar: The Gendered Impact of Sanctions

FEMENA co-hosting a critical discussion on the gendered impact of sanctions in Iraq, North Korea, Iran and Venezuela, along with CODEPINK and Sanctions Kill. 

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.

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Femena5 hours ago
After more than 2yrs in prison, WHRDs Loujain & Samar, appeared in court on Nov 26th, to find they may now be facing terrorism charges. This is unacceptable! Advocating women’s rights is not terrorism. Saudi needs to free imprisoned WHRDs now. #SupportWHRDs #16Days
ببش از دوسال از دستگیری لجین هذلول و سمر بدوی می‌گذرد.آن‌ها به تازگی در دادگاه با اتهام همکاری با گروه‌های تروریستی مواجه شده‌اند.این غیرقابل قبول است. حمایت از حقوق زنان، تروریسم نیست. عربستان سعودی باید فورا زنان مدافع حقوق بشر
را آزاد کند
تحتاج المملكة العربية السعودية إلى الإفراج الفوري عن المدافعات عن حقوق الإنسان وإسقاط جميع التهم الموجهة إليهن. إن إنهاء تجريم الأنشطة الحقوقية سيظهر التزامًا حقيقيًا من قبل السعودية بحقوق النساء والإصلاح السياسي. على السلطات السعودية ضمان أن جميع المدافعين عن الحقوق قادرون على الدعوة بحرية للتغيير الإيجابي.
Femena1 day ago
Free Sepideh Qoliyan, Iranian WHRD

Sepideh Qoliyan is an Iranian WHRD & labor rights activist serving a 5-yr prison sentence. She was tried & sentenced on security charges for advocating the rights of Iranian workers & for speaking up about the practice of torture.

سپیده قلیان، زن مدافع حقوق بشر و فعال کارگری است که در حال حاضر پنج سال حکم حبس خود را در زندان اوین سپری می‌کند. او به دلیل حمایت از کارگران ایران و افشاگری در خصوص اعمال شکنجه در زندان، با اتهامات امنیتی مواجه و حکم پنج‌سال حبس دریافت کرد.

#SupportWHRDs #16Days

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5 hours ago
On International Day of WHRDs, FEMENA salutes all defenders in MENA who work in repressive contexts, to peacefully advocate for rights & inclusion & to build better societies. We celebrate & #SupportWHRDs against assaults by Govs that should be facilitating their important work. https://t.co/JFl7GuK9R8
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2020 was deadly & violent for #WHRDS in #MENA. For #16Days we launch a Campaign to bring attention to increasing & systematic pressures against them. Help amplify our message: Together we can #SupportWHRDs
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@ISHRglobal @whrdmena https://t.co/UNDgxnI5eT
13 hours ago
هدى عبد المنعم، مدافعة عن حقوق الإنسان ومحامية، ما زالت رهن الاحتجاز السابق للمحاكمة منذ أن اختفت قسرا في نوفمبر 2018. أفرِجوا عن هدى الآن! #ادعموا_المدافعات https://t.co/xsPFQebuOC
15 hours ago
Egyptian WHRD and human rights lawyer Hoda Abdel-Moneim, has been in pre-trial detention since she was forcibly disappeared in Nov 2018. She is facing terrorism charges and has reportedly suffered a heart attack in detention. Egypt needs to #FreeHoda now
#SupportWHRDs #16Days https://t.co/7RJ8nztqMc

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