Women who are Human Rights Defenders from Business Related abuses: Stories that Change the World

When we talk about the risks and challenges to human rights that arise in the business context, human rights defenders around the world play a crucial role in identifying problems, gaps and protecting human rights by legal remedies when it comes to the actions of both governments and businesses.

Respect for and support for the work of human rights defenders is essential for the full realization of human rights, the rule of law and sustainable development. 

Kharkiv Regional Foundation “Public Alternative”, a CSP member organization, presents the publication "Women who are Human Rights Defenders from Business Related abuses: Stories that Change the World". The publication includes 12 stories of women in the field of human rights from North and South America, Africa, Asia, Europe, who contribute to the promotion of responsible business conduct. Each of these stories demonstrates different aspects of the fight for human rights. The purpose of this publication is to draw attention to the role of women in business and human rights cases and to the challenges faced by human rights defenders in general.

The project is implemented under the auspices of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) and the Civic Solidarity Platform's Working Group on Women and Gender Realities in the OSCE Region with financial support from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Germany and DRA (German-Russian Exchange).

The version in Ukrainian (версія українською мовою) is available HERE.

Illustration: Helga Yasenovska