Celebrating Women in Activism and Civil Society

UNSR on Freedom of Assembly and Association, Clement Voule, Issues Report on the Enjoyment of Rights by Women and Girls

Published: July 2020

In this report, the Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, Clement N. Voule, recognizes and elevates the contributions of women in civil society and activism to the advancement of democracy, peace, and sustainable development. The report examines the gendered and intersectional barriers, reprisals, and backlashes faced by women to their full and equal enjoyment of the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association. The Rapporteur provides recommendations to promote an enabling environment for the rights of women to assemble and associate. The report is available via the UN’s website in English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, and Russian.