Thursday, September 13, 2018
The #metoo movement . . . abortion rights activists and clinic escorts . . . opponents of violence against women and advocates for fair pay . . . yes, there are plenty of women human rights defenders right here in the U.S., and the current political climate makes their situation ever more precarious.
The UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders, Michael Forst, is preparing a thematic report on women human rights defenders and seeks input from civil society. Here's the link with info on how to submit a short report. The deadline is September 28.