Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRDs) are women active in human rights defence who are targeted for who they are - because they are women as well as for what they do - because of their work defending human rights. In addition to gender, there are many economic, social, cultural and geographical factors that affect how WHRDs experience a violation. These factors include class, religion, age, language, sexual orientation, location, race and ethnicity.
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