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November 29th - Day 5: Women Human Rights Defenders

Dear <<First Name>>

November 29th marks the day to recognize Women Human Rights Defenders. We commemorate activism, advocacy and courageous acts of resistance. Women Human Rights Defenders face the same challenges as their male counterparts, however, they face additional threats, stigma, social rejection and violence due to their gender.
International Women Human Rights Defenders Day started in 2005 in Sri Lanka during the First International Consultation on Women Human Rights Defenders, and was the first public recognition for their brave, much-needed and legitimate work. In 2013, the UN General Assembly reiterated this historic support for their work, by approving its first resolution on women defenders. International Women Human Rights Defenders Day is a call to action to support these women need our solidarity, and reminds just how urgent it is to promote and implement protection strategies and tools that enable them to continue their work.
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