Women Human Rights Defenders in Asia: Fighting for Freedom & Democracy

NGO CSW 65 Event (March 17, 2021)

The event aimed to highlight the activities of women human rights defenders (WHRDs) in the Asia region and the challenges they face. Due to their work, they are susceptible to discrimination and violence, and often become the target of intimidation and reprisals by authorities.

The event featured several prominent WHRDs across Asia who had risked their lives to defend freedom and democracy, the very foundation of human rights and gender equality.

Speakers also highlighted the importance of empowering women, girls and youth in order to build a society where full participation in public life is guaranteed to all.

Moderator: Dr. Alice Nah


-Dr. Tomoko Ako

-Gulalai & Saba Ismail

-Kazuko Ito

-Wai Wai Nu

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