Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality

Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality

On 7 December 2020 the FEMM Committee held a Public Hearing on “Women’s Rights Defenders (WRD) – EU’s role to combat the increasing attacks against WRD and women’s rights”

The hearing discussed the situation of Women’s Rights Defenders by assessing the EU existing frameworks and instruments that protect Human Rights Defenders in order to ensure the inclusion of a gender perspective. The specific challenges and risks faced by Women’s Rights Defenders were given due consideration.

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