This leaflet uses case studies to illustrate gender-specific hurdles as well as other obstacles for women human rights defenders. Across the world, women human rights defenders (HRDs) have been forced to flee their communities – even their countries – simply because they act on behalf of the victimized and the abused. Driven from their homes by hostile circumstances, they are made refugees or are otherwise displaced. Yet they continue their struggle for human rights – a struggle which can endanger or compromise their situation even further.
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