Julienne Lusenge is a woman human rights defender from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Her fight for women's rights and against impunity has been internationally recognized. She founded the non governmental organisation Solidarité féminine pour la paix et le développement intégral (SOFEPADI). Julienne Lusenge mostly works in the province of North-Kivu, in Béni where she provides help to...
Yara Sallam is an Egyptian feminist and a woman human rights defender. She is a lawyer and an expert for many Egyptian and international organisations specialised in human rights such as the Egyptian Initiative for Personal rights (EIPR) or the African Commission for human and people’s rights.She is particularly involved in the field of women’s rights by working for the effectiveness of their...
Claudia Paz y Paz
Claudia Paz y Paz is a Guatemalan magistrate and human rights defender. Expert in criminal law, she is known for her work in the fight against impunity, corruption and human rights violation.She was the first woman to hold the position of Attorney General in Guatemala, she worked with the Inter-American Court of Human rights and she founded an organisation specialised in human rights, the...
Berta Caceres was a defender of the environment and of indigenous people’s rights from Honduras. She is the co-founder of the Civil Council of Popular Indigenous Organisations in Honduras. She played a key role in the struggle of the indigenous Lenca people of Honduras against the construction of a dam that would destroy the Rio Blanco. Her struggle for land rightsIn...
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27 November 2015