Morocco: Release Hajar Raissouni Now!

Hajar Raissouni, a Moroccan journalist has been sentenced to a year in prison for premarital sex and having an abortion, in a case that is part of a crackdown on critical reporters.…

Detention of Mahienour El-Masry: Release her immediately!

Since 2013, Egypt has witnessed a shrinking of the public and civic space due to the banning of demonstrations, targeting women human rights defenders and their institutions, subjecting them to judicial harassment…

HRC42 | States call on Saudi Arabia to improve its human rights record

Australia today delivered a significant joint statement on behalf of a cross-regional group States expressing their concern over the persecution and intimidation of activists, including women human rights defenders, as well as…

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…

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