Por Soraya Rodríguez Ramos

Women human rights defenders, conflict resolution, anti-discrimination and social justice in Europe and the world

Women at the Forefront of
HUMAN RIGHTS

Europe and the defence of human rights

The European Union plays a key role in upholding human rights, democracy and the rule of law.In all its policies and programmes, the EU seeks to integrate human rights and through its foreign policy and international cooperation, it is also a key player in cooperation and dialogue in this area with countries and regions around the world. The European Parliament, as a legislative institution of the EU, also plays a crucial role in the promotion and protection of human rights, defending their universality and indivisibility.

Women, human rights defenders

Throughout history, courageous and committed women have participated in the struggle for human rights. Individual and collective action has been key as agents of peace, in conflict resolution, in the fight against discrimination and in favor of social justice. Women at the forefront in the promotion of civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights. Their determination to defend human rights has resulted in structural changes in our societies.

It is essential to recognise and value the work of women from different parts of the world, united at the forefront of the struggle for human rights. We want to amplify their voice and raise awareness of the essential work they carry out on a daily basis, at local, national and international level. This work is carried out in a wide variety of contexts and areas.

Their leadership and perspectives must enrich our vision of the challenges and inequalities we face.

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