WILPF Secretary-General Madeleine Rees at Arria Formula Meeting on Reprisals against Women Human Rights Defenders and Peacebuilders


On 21 February the UN Security Council held an Arria Formula meeting on how to ensure an effective and safe environment for women human rights defenders and women peacebuilders. 

WILPF Secretary-General, Madeleine Rees, was invited to brief the Council and presented WILPF's recommendations on how to best protect human rights defenders and peacebuilders. She also urged the Council to consider the deep root causes of the problem. Listen to the full intervention here (starting at minutes 14:25).