Relevant document review
Review reports on the human rights situation generally and women’s rights specifically in participant countries as well as issues particularly relevant to participant focus (that is, sexual and reproductive rights, the environment, and freedom of expression).
Review reports on the situation of human rights defenders in participant countries. These may be harder to locate than general human rights reports, but they can be found in documents such as Steadfast in Protest 20, the reports of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders21 , and on the websites of groups such as the International Freedom of Expression eXchange (IFEX), Front Line, and the Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition.
- 20. The annual report of the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a joint programme of the OMCT and the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), http://www.fidh.org/Steadfast-in-protest,6686
- 21. http://www2.ohchr.org/english/issues/defenders/index.htm