Women human rights defenders

With the 57th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) taking place in New York (March 4-15), IM-Defensoras send a plea to CSW to take effective measures to eradicate violence against women human rights defenders. The Mesoamerican Women Human Rights Defenders 
“Violence against women is being used as a means of social control; we’re seeing an increase not only in the number of incidents, but also in the cruelty and brutality with which it’s carried out," says Marusia Lopez, JASS Mesoamerica Director.
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Wendy Maw is a 21-year-old trailblazer from Burma. “I need to learn a lot of new things. I have a huge task being a trainer in human rights education. I have to give the right message to the people.”
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On the 25thand 26th of January, the National Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRD) Network convened a meeting of more than 60 indigenous, rural and mestiza WHRD.  Dedicated to the defense and promotion of the human rights of women, they gathered from diverse regions of the country for the Third National Meeting of Women Human Rights Defenders in Mexico. 
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