The 25th of every month has been designated “Orange Day” by the United Nations Secretary-General’s Campaign UNiTE to End Violence Against Women, to raise awareness and take action to end violence against women and girls. From 25 November, the International Day for t he Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day, the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign called “Orange the World” takes place. Justice International together with Lawyers for Lawyers will be highlighting women-lawyers (and human rights defenders) who work to end violence against women and girls around the world.
Mukhayo Abduraupova, Southern Kyrgyzstan
Chairman of the Board of the “Positive Dialogue” Foundation. As a lawyer, Mukhayo protects women’s rights and interests in state, law enforcement and judicial bodies in cases of violence, torture and discrimination against them.
The Positive Dialogue Foundation implements projects aimed at protecting the rights of women with HIV status, drug users, participants in methadone substitution treatment, women in conflict with the law. The projects are aimed at advocacy and overcoming the legal barriers that women face in cases of violence: domestic violence, discrimination, torture, cruel and degrading treatment. “Positive Dialog” monitors closed institutions, litigation, government services, analyze legislation to identify barriers. The foundation initiates judicial strategic processes to protect the violated rights of women. Sends appeals, statements to the state bodies on the elimination of violations of the legislation of the Kyrgyz Republic and international obligations to protect the rights of women.
Joint oral statement to the Human Rights Council on the Philippines
Lawyers for Lawyers (L4L), the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI), Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (LRWC), Karaptan and the Law Society of England and Wales delivered an oral statement on the situation of lawyers in the Philippines. The statementLees verder
Joint Oral Statement at the OSCE Warsaw Human Dimension Conference on Belarus
Lawyers for Lawyers (L4L), the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI), International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), European Lawyers (CCBE) and Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights delivered an oral statement on the situation of lawyers in Belarus. The statement wasLees verder
Joint oral statement to Human Rights Council on Thailand and China
On 20 September 2022, Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (LRWC), the International Bar Association Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) and Lawyers for Lawyers delivered an oral statement on the widespread pattern of enforced disappearances including of lawyers and human rights defenders inLees verder
Joint oral statement to Human Rights Committee on Hong Kong
On 4 July, Lawyers for Lawyers and The 29 Principles delivered an oral statement on Hong Kong, China during the 135th session of the Human Rights Committee. During the session, the Committee reviewed Hong Kong’s compliance with its international human rightsLees verder