2020 Portraits of Strength: Women Defending Human Rights { 8 images } Created 23 Jan 2020

Human Rights House Foundation’s “Portraits of Strength” photography contest and exhibition honours and celebrates eight independent women human rights defenders from around the network of Human Rights Houses.

The photographs were taken by local female photographers and portray and share the stories of strong, inspirational and determined defenders from around the network of Human Rights Houses.

Women human rights defenders work to protect and advance freedoms, while facing discrimination and stereotypes about their role and participation in society. In civil society, women often face additional threats, violations, and abuse - from smear campaigns to sexual and gender-based violence.
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