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#WPS: Creating connections: empowering rural women in human rights leadership

Women-led organizations often work to empower women to utilize their leadership skills, knowledge, and the power they possess as changemakers to claim their human rights and to build stronger communities.

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#WPS: Gender equality work is peacebuilding

Women, in all their diversities, are peacebuilders. They are present and actively working for equality and peace before, during, and after conflict.

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Protecting and promoting human rights under COVID-19

Continued support and solidarity is more important than ever!

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“Human rights are women’s rights, and women's rights are human rights”

Throughout October, the NHRF will be highlighting the work of the women peacebuilders and human rights defenders that we support and sharing highlights from both the Beijing Declaration and the WPS agenda to celebrate the work of the women who fought for these calls to action and for those who surmount the odds and carry on.

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Pakistan’s disposable labour needs attention

The Global Slavery Index estimates that 3,186,000 people are held in modern forms of slavery in Pakistan, ranking the country at 8th place among the world’s 167 nations with the highest prevalence of modern slavery. The most common form of modern slavery prevalent in Pakistan is bonded labour, mainly in agriculture and brick kilns sectors (production of bricks).

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"Human rights defenders reconnect us to what makes the essence of humanity" - Michel Forst

The NHRF has always emphasized the importance of security and protection on an individual and organisational level and will continue to maintain this focus as a core element of our strategy. Therefore, we have taken the opportunity with new key partners with expertise in this area and with lessons learned since the previous version was published, to revise and update the NHRF Guidelines on security and protection for grantees in the field. Read the guidelines' foreword, written by the former UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of HRDs, Michel Forst.

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