Norway calls on all actors to protect and support women human rights defenders

Women human rights defenders play an important role fighting gender based discrimination and violence. Many do so with the risk of becoming victims of violence, harassment or smear campaigns. On the international day of human rights, Norway calls on all actors to protect and support women human rights defenders.

Women’s economic and political participation is fundamental to economic growth and peaceful societies. Supporting women’s and girl’s human rights and empowerment are investments in the Sustainable Development Goals. #UNHumanRights. #UNMISS. #UN_Women. #UNHumanRights.