07-12-2020 14:00
Public Hearing on Women's Rights Defenders

© European Union 2020/Philippe BUISSIN
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© European Union 2020/Philippe BUISSIN
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© European Union 2020/Philippe BUISSIN
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© European Union 2020/Philippe BUISSIN
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On 7 December 2020, between 14.00 - 15.00, the FEMM Committee held a Public Hearing on "Women’s Rights Defenders (WRD) - EU’s role to combat the increasing attacks against WRD and women’s rights"

The hearing discussed the situation of Women's Rights Defenders by assessing the EU existing frameworks and instruments that protect Human Rights Defenders in order to ensure the inclusion of a gender perspective. The specific challenges and risks faced by Women's Rights Defenders were given due consideration.

Invited speakers:

  • Nana Namata Annette Mwafrika Mbarikiwa - activist from Uganda
  • Claire Ivers - Head of the EU Office at Front Line Defenders
  • Mary Lawlor - United Nations special rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders