WHRDMENA’s position on Sudan

  Sudanese women call for a UN Human Rights’ Council resolution to investigate rape crimes against female protesters WHRDMENA’s position on SUDAN July 2, 2019 The Transitional Military Council in Sudan resorted…

Egypt: Release Malak al-Kashef!

On 6 March 2019, Egyptian authorities arrested Malak al-Kashef, a prominent feminist activist and woman human rights defender. Malak al Kashef is a transgender woman who is engaged with sexual and gender…

Saudi Arabia begins trial of WHRDs

WHRDs Loujain al-Hathloul, Aziza al-Yousef, Eman al-Nafjan and Hatoon Al-Fassi were among around 10 women appearing before the criminal court, in addition to Nouf Abdulaziz who didn’t attend the trial. 8 hours before the trial, Loujain al-Hathloul’s family was informed that she was to appear before the criminal court instead of the Specialized Criminal court which deals with terrorism suspects.

Sudan: WHRDs go on hunger strike

  Women human rights defenders imprisoned in Sudan have launched a hunger strike today, 8th of March 2019, to protest their dire situation and mistreatment by prison authorities as the Sudan government…

Petition: Free ALL women human rights defenders detained in Sudan

As protests, sit-ins and demonstrations escalate and continue, women human rights defenders (WHRDs) are leading, advocating and inspiring their communities. Women human rights defenders in Sudan continue to rise up against repressive…

ALERT: Arbitrary detention of Awfaa AlNaami in Yemen

On Monday (January 28) woman human rights defender Awfa AlNaami was arbitrarily and forcefully disappeared and detained in Sanaa, Yemen. AlNaami and her colleague were asked for a meeting by the Houthi…

WHRD Israa Al Ghomgham may face death sentence

Posting on Facebook, protesting, and going to a funeral are among the reasons why Saudi Arabia is set to execute a woman human rights defender for the first time.   Israa al-Ghomgham, 29,…

Sudan: Wini Omer may face death sentence

Sudan: Wini Omer may face death sentence Journalist and WHRD Wini Omer could face the death penalty after allegations including prostitution and espionage.   The Sudanese authorities continue to violently suppress women…

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