Report of the Study on the Situation of Women Human Rights Defenders in Africa by African Commission on Human and People’s Rights

A study was undertaken by the Commission to assess the extent and degree of the difficulties routinely faced by women human rights defenders. This report presents the findings of the study as well as the recommendations emerging from it. The report highlights the work of women human rights defenders and states that women human rights defenders continue to experience institutionalized inequality and structural violence, as well as a range of other threats and attacks from State and non-State actors.

http://www.achpr.org/files/special-mechanisms/human-rights-defenders/report_of_the_study_on_the_situation_of_women_human_rights_defenders_in_africa.pdf