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Recommendations on the protection of women human rights defenders at risk in migration contexts

These recommendations are the first of their kind and underline the critical role migrant women human rights defenders play in securing the rights of people on the move.

Migrant women human rights defenders include women, girls, and gender-diverse persons of all ages who promote and protect the human rights of people on the move, whether they are migrants themselves or not, regardless of their migration status, and irrespective of whether they self-identify as a woman human rights defender.

These recommendations are a call to action to all stakeholders to recognize and address the risks facing migrant women human rights defenders and put in place measures to promote and protect human rights unhindered so that migrants in all their diversity can live, work, and move safely and with dignity.

Date of Publication
Type of Resource
Target Audience
Dr. Alice Nah
Other Source / Publisher
UN Women
Geographic Scope
Workstream Output
Regional Review Process
SDG.5 - Gender Equality
SDG.10 - Reduced Inequalities
Human rights

*References to Kosovo shall be understood to be in the context of United Nations Security Council resolution 1244 (1999).