Chapter 2, The impacts of violence
Women defenders confront specific forms of violence with respect to men. Amongst the most common aggressions that women defenders in Mesoamerica experience are psychological threats, defamation, smear campaigns, threats, criminalisation, sexual violence or killings. Continue reading #UsWomenDefenders: The impacts of violence
Because of their work in defense of human rights, women human rights defenders challenge the traditional gender roles of the patriarchal society that keeps women in the domestic sphere. Continue reading Women defenders: the cornerstone of human rights defense
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. Continue reading Being a woman human rights defender