On the 20th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women, Front Line Defenders is highlighting 12 women fighting for each of the 12 goals established in the Beijing platform for action two decades ago. Some of the women on this list were defending their communities decades before dignitaries gathered in Beijing to discuss gender equality — others were born the year of the conference. Regardless of age, nationality, and rights they defend, these 12 women human rights defenders share a refusal to quit in the face of highly gendered harassment, violence, and persecution. Read about each woman and the role she plays in advancing the Beijing declaration. Share her photo. Join her campaign. Click here
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