Nepal: new briefing paper on women human rights defenders as political actors

Today, the ICJ released a new briefing paper concerning its Regional Conference on Women Human Rights Defenders as Political Actors (28-29 August 2017), which brought together women human rights defenders (WHRDs) from all over Nepal who were elected in May 2017.

The conference focused on how newly-elected WHRDs could continue to advance human rights in their new roles as elected officials, with specific attention paid to encouraging equal participation of women in public affairs and furthering their advocacy for human rights.

The attached briefing paper lays out the key points of the conference and offers a set of future actions aimed at supporting WHRDs in their role as political actors pursuing a human rights agenda.

Nepal-WHRD-Advocacy-Analysis brief-2018-ENG (Briefing Paper in PDF)

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