UN General Assembly: “Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of woman human rights defenders” includes references to the challenges faced by children rights defenders.

Date: 28th February 2019
Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms, Equal protection from violence

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The latest report of the Special Rapporteur, Michel Forst, reports on the situation of human rights defenders in which he reviews the situation of women human rights defenders making comparisons to children’s rights defenders.

The latest report of the Special Rapporteur, Michel Forst, reports on the situation of human rights defenders in which he reviews the situation of women human rights defenders making comparisons to children’s rights defenders. We are very pleased to note that the Special Rapporteur refers to the Day of General Discussion in his report (para. 18) as well as dedicating two paragraphs of the report to girl human rights defenders (para. 59-60). In this section, he highlights the specific barriers and challenges that girls face in their role of human rights defenders. The full report is available in all UN languages here.


More information on the challenges faced by children human rights defenders can be found in the report “The Views, Perspectives and Recommendations of Children Across the World” elaborated in the frame of the 2018 DGD.