Posted by Kimberley Meijers on December 5, 2016 at 5:30 pm
This is AWID’s 5th Online Tribute to WHRDs who have passed. The Tribute celebrates and commemorates WHRDs from all over the world who continue to inspire and encourage us with their achievements, hard won struggles, fought for and with the inspiring legacies they have left behind.
This is our Tribute to them.
They were journalists, indigenous and environmental rights activists, scholars, advocates for trans and LGBQI rights, politicians, writers, lawyers, and defenders of sex workers’ rights.
They fought for peasants’ rights, land rights, ecological justice, advocated against rape, violence and the systematic misuse of power in patriarchal structures.
These WHRDs, even though they are no longer with us, embody the diversity of our movements, the memory of our collective struggles, the wealth of feminist knowledge, the stubbornness to hold up our visions and continue despite challenges that may arise.
While many have passed away due to old age or illness, too many commemorated in this Tribute have been killed as a result of their work.
Recognize, honour and celebrate the life and work of these incredible Women Human Rights Defenders who are no longer with us.