Protecting women human rights defenders

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A social media campaign by the UN is honouring women human rights defenders worldwide and raising awareness about the dangers of the job.

Under the hashtag #reflect2protect, the UN human rights office (OHCHR) is releasing a series of 12 short video profiles of these defenders.

2015 marks the 20th Anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action that reaffirmed the fundamental human rights for all women.

These defenders not only helped define the agenda, human rights officer Lucinda O'Hanlon told Saori Terada, but they sometimes face violence and death in advancing these rights.

She began by explaining what exactly a women human rights defender does.

Duration: 4'43''

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