Defend her! Women Human Rights Defenders’ Recommendations for Diplomatic Missions
Datum: 27-10-2021Tijd: 9.00 – 10.30 EDT/ 15.00 – 16.30hrs CESTLocatie: onlineWomen human rights defenders (WHRDs), peacebuilders, advocates for gender equality and other civil society leaders play a critical role in advancing peace, human rights and gender justice. Yet they are under attack for doing so.
In this session WHRDs will present their key recommendations for diplomatic missions to better protect their critical work in a gender responsive and transformative manner. They will highlight the specific protection needs that WHRDs have on 3 key areas:
- How can diplomatic missions support individual WHRDs’ physical, mental, and economic safety?
- How can diplomatic missions strengthen women’s rights organizations’ operational space and their resilience?
- How can diplomatic missions enhance the understanding of, familiarization with, and support for a diversity of women’s voices within the mission?
Mission leads, staff and policy makers will gain insight in the gap between policy, protocols and practice. From WHRDs first hand, they will receive concrete ideas on how to bridge that gap and how to continue meaningful engagement with WHRDs. A program and further connection details will be available ahead of the event. We look forward to you joining us virtually!
This event is co-hosted by WO=MEN Dutch Gender Platform, Cordaid, Peace Brigades International and the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
(Illustration by feminist artist Maitree Muzumdar)