Report of the Study on the Situation of Women Human Rights Defenders in Africa

African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights

This report highlights the work of women human rights defenders and their leading role in protecting vulnerable and under-privileged groups, including those working on rights associated with sexual orientation and gender identity. It urges States Parties to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights to be visionary, and to consider women defenders as partners in securing respect for human rights (pdf. 87 pages).

Key wordshuman rights defender / women rights