Being a woman human rights defender

Chapter 1, Us, defenders – What does it mean to be a defender?

Being a woman human rights defender is a commitment for life.  It implies breaking stereotypes defined by the patriarchal society in a context of structural inequalities, impunity, corruption, organised crime, misogyny, lgbt-phobia, hateful discourses, extractivism, neo-liberal policies and the closing of civic space. Being a woman defender means to confront double violence from day to day issues to our public actions, for being women and for defending women´s rights.

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