Deadline: 13 October 2017.
On 29 November 2017, AWID is launching the 5th edition of their Online WHRD Tribute. This ongoing exhibit commemorates Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRDs) from around the world who have passed away, disappeared or have been murdered for their activism.
AWID invites you to share your memories
- Do you know a WHRD/ activist who fearlessly fought for justice and rights in your community and who had been killed because of her/ their engagement?
- Do you wish to remember an activist whom you worked closely with and who has led drastic change in bringing the causes of women or LGBTQI people forward?
- Is there a person close to your heart who influenced your own activism and whom you miss dearly?
These remarkable and courageous people are no longer with us but they continue to inspire us. Let’s remember and celebrate them.
Join AWID in co-creating this year’s Tribute
Tell them about these feminists and activists who are no longer with us. Send a few words about the activist, a photo, bio and any other materials that would reflect their work and life (podcast, artwork, videos, etc.).
AWID especially encourages contributions from historically excluded groups such as young women, disabled women, sex workers, LGBTQI persons, and indigenous women.
Why is this important?
The violence and threats against WHRDs persist
While many of those we honor in the Tribute have passed away due to accidents, illnesses and natural disasters, about one third were specifically targeted for who they were and the work they did.
With the WHRD Tribute, AWID brings them all into our collective memory and carry their legacy of struggle as our torch in feminist and women’s rights movements.