Global Report on the Situation of Women Human Rights Defenders
The main focus of this report is on the context in which WHRDs work, recognizing that the social, cultural, economic and political environment subtantively influences the the challenges WHRDs face and can exacerbate their vulnerability. Identifying context also enables the experience of WHRDs to be understood as more than individual occurrences, but rather as part of a systemic and structural oppression of WHRDs because of their gender and/or the work that they do on gender-related issues. Focusing this report on context is testament to the analytical tools and frameworks used by WHRD groups to identify the root causes of risks to defenders and appropriate ways to respond.
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