New reference tool for women human rights defenders

The association for womens' rights in development (AWID) has compiled a useful reference tool for women human rights

defenders.The compilation lists research materials dealing with the security and

protection of defenders, resources that women activists can consult

concerning their wellbeing and self-care, manuals dealing with how to

document and monitor violations of women's rights, as well as manuals on

the rights and mechanisms available to women human rights defenders at

risk. The list also references materials that address specific themes

particularly relevant to women defenders, such as sexual orientation,

religious fundamentalisms and conflict.