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1) Carve out some time to read the blog series Open Democracy hosted for our “Defending the Defenders” conference. Meet conference participants and learn about their frontline work to promote human rights and environmental justice.
2) Read The Guardian’s “Women’s rights activists call on UN to protect them in their work,” to learn more about women human rights defenders’ calls for increased support from world leaders.
3) Not actually a must-read, in this case, but a must-listen: check out The Guardian’s new podcast, Women Human Rights Defenders Under Threat.