VOIX DES FEMMES with Yanar Mohammed
Iraqi human rights activist Yanar Mohammed is the guest at this year’s VOIX DES FEMMES series of events organized by TERRE DES FEMMES Switzerland. From June 8-13, 2017, the feminist will be speaking in various Swiss cities about her fight for women’s rights in Iraq.
Fifteen years ago, Mohammed founded the first shelters to protect women affected by violence in her country. She has been awarded several international prizes for her work.
In order to achieve a fairer society, it is necessary to protect human rights activists from persecution and violence. Switzerland also has a responsibility under international conventions and must live up to this in order to protect human rights and their advocates.
With Yanar Mohammed, TERRES DES FEMMES Switzerland will be opening discussions about the work of human rights defenders, and particularly those who promote women’s rights, at four public events in Bern, Geneva, Lausanne, and Zurich.