This side event aims to create a space for dialogue about the key achievements of feminist activism at the national and international levels, and the further progress needed.
It will also present the voices of women human rights defenders working on a range of issues and will aim to highlight how their activism, together with the responses of the UN human rights mechanisms, are crucial to defending women's and girls’ rights. The event will also provide an area of discussion around the role the Human Rights Council and its mechanisms can play in furthering women's and girls’ rights and in safeguarding key protection for women and girls in all their diversity.
Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID), Center for Reproductive Rights ILGA World, CREA, International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPD), International Service for Human Rights (ISHR), International Women's Rights Action Watch Asia Pacific (IWRAW) and the Sexual Rights Initiative
the Permanent Missions of Argentina, Australia, Canada, Chile, Mexico, the Netherlands, South Africa, Uruguay, OHCHR and UNFPA, UN Women
Peggy Hicks, Director of the OHCHR Thematic Engagement, Special Procedures and Right to Development Division
Ivana Radačić, Member from the UN Working Group on Discrimination against Women and Girls
Ms Leticia Bonifaz Alfonzo, CEDAW Member
Julia Ehrt, Executive Director at ILGA World
Sonia Correa, researcher and activist
UN Women Representative (TBD)