Each day prior to the informal ‘Gymnich’ meeting of EU international affairs ministers in Vienna, females peoples legal rights defenders from El Salvador, Poland, Indonesia, Kenya, Austria, Syria and Russia will satisfy EU representatives to need greater security and support with their work amid increasing assaults on other activists.
Talking prior to the 29 August occasion, that will happen from 13:00 to 18:15, in the Haus der Europaischen Union, Wipplingerstrasse 35, 1010 Vienna, Guadalupe Marengo, Head of worldwide Human Rights Defenders Programme at Amnesty Overseas, stated:
“From Afghanistan to Egypt and through the Democratic Republic of Congo to Brazil, females peoples liberties defenders frequently suffer horrific reprisals whenever fighting for justice and liberties. Way too frequently these women that are courageous who work with good modification, face threats, beatings, imprisonment and also death. It’s our responsibility to face in solidarity using them.”
Guadalupe Marengo, Head of Worldwide Human Rights Defenders Programme at Amnesty Overseas
“These courageous women can be right right here to remind us that the EU can and may simply just take every possibility to help females individual legal rights defenders. This really is important as human being legal rights defenders around the world are facing unprecedented amounts of demonization and persecution. We’re located in an age where people who dare to claim justice and legal rights are increasingly being attacked and targeted in place of protected and supported. Now more than ever before, the EU must utilize its sway that is diplomatic to around its commitments.”