Category: Women Human Rights Defenders


Women Human Rights Defenders

APWLD”s work over the past 8 years to gain recognition of the specific issues facing Women Human Rights Defenders has been a successful element of our work.

The formation of the International Women Human Rights Defenders Coalition has brought greater recognition of the needs of women HRDs in the work of mainstream human rights organisations as well as governments.

APWLD continues to host the WHRD Coalition by hosting their website and publishing and distributing WHRD Guidebook, “Claiming Rights, Claiming Justice.” The Guidebook is available on our resources page in five languages (English, Thai, Spanish, French and Arabic).

Visit WHRD Coalition Website Here

Statement: APWLD calls on Bangladesh Government to end impunity for violations against indigenous women in the Chittagong Hill Tracts

19 Feb, 2018 Chiang Mai, Thailand/Dhaka, Bangladesh Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) is deeply concerned about the recent incident of sexual violence against two indigenous Marma sisters, their unlawful confinement...