More Women’s, Girls’ Rights Advocates Facing Threats, Intimidation, Hindering Work, Progress Against Violence, Report Says

News outlets discuss findings of a report released by ActionAid on violence against advocates of women’s and girls’ rights.

The Guardian: Governments accused of ‘perpetrating violence against women’
“Governments are failing to meet their international obligations to protect women from violence by starving women’s groups of funding and closing the space in which they can operate, according to a report by ActionAid…” (Ford, 6/23).

Thomson Reuters Foundation: World a less safe place for women’s rights activists, charity says
“…A poll by ActionAid of 47 women’s rights defenders in more than 20 countries found that almost two thirds felt their safety and security had deteriorated in the past two years. … The report highlights gaps between commitments to tackle violence against women and the reality — including funding shortfalls and the failure to prosecute attacks…” (Caspani, 6/23).