Women's Voices Lead the Charge on International Human Rights Day

As the world honours the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, women like Nonhle Mbuthuma of South Africa, Geraldine Chacón of Venezuela and Pavitri Manjhi of India are among the standard bearers of a campaign by Amnesty International showcasing women human rights defenders who are speaking out for change.

Wild Coast anti-mining activist Nonhle Mbuthuma.

"Now, more than ever, we must stand with women’s movements, amplify women’s voices in all their diversity and fight for the recognition of all our rights," Kumi Naidoo, Amnesty International Secretary General, has said on International Human Rights Day.

Photo: UN Women

A women's rights protest (file photo).

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