List of women killed fighting for human rights

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This is a list of notable women, either famous themselves or closely associated with someone well known, who were killed fighting for human rights.[1][2]

By year[edit]

2018[edit]

2017[edit]

2016[edit]

  • Jo Cox (1974 - 2016 United Kingdom) - politician[18]
  • Nilce de Souza Magalhães, Nicinha (died 2016 in Brazil) - environmental activist whose work focused on Jirau Dam.[21]

1913[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sekyiamah, Nana Darkoa; Medanhodzic, Lejla; Ford, Liz (November 29, 2017). "Remembering women killed fighting for human rights in 2017: To mark International Women Human Rights Defenders' Day, we pay tribute to some of the women killed this year because of their activism". Retrieved November 29, 2017.
  2. ^ WHRD Tribute: We remember and pay tribute to Women's Human Rights Defenders from around the world (Report). Women Human Rights Defenders. 2017. Retrieved November 29, 2017.
  3. ^ "Marielle Franco: Brazil's favelas mourn the death of a champion". The Guardian. 2018-03-18.
  4. ^ "A black female politician was gunned down in Rio. Now she's a global symbol". The Washington Post. 2018-03-19.
  5. ^ Kelleher, Richard (2017-01-18). "Husband and wife brutally murdered as attacks on Colombia's community leaders continue". Colombia Reports. Retrieved 2017-01-27.
  6. ^ "Colombian Human Rights Leader Assassinated". Telesur. 2017-01-18. Retrieved 2017-01-27.
  7. ^ "Em 2017, três dirigentes sociais já foram assassinados na Colômbia". Vermelho. January 18, 2017. Retrieved 2017-01-27.
  8. ^ "Mosul battle: Kurdish reporter Shifa Gardi killed in Iraq". www.bbc.co.uk. 25 February 2017. Retrieved 28 February 2017.
  9. ^ Rudaw
  10. ^ "Miroslava Breach, la periodista "incómoda" asesinada en México cuando llevaba a su hijo a la escuela". BBC World (in Spanish). 24 March 2017. Retrieved 2 April 2017.
  11. ^ "Identified, the authors of the homicide of Miroslava Breach: Javier Corral". Aristegui Noticias (in Spanish). 17 April 2017. Retrieved 6 May 2017.
  12. ^ Mayorga, Patricia (23 April 2017). "'Castigue a los culpables, por muy encumbrados que estén': hermana de Miroslava Breach a Corral". Proceso (in Spanish).
  13. ^ Rajiv Kalkod (5 September 2017). "Senior journalist Gauri Lankesh shot dead at her house". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 6 September 2017.
  14. ^ "Senior journalist Gauri Lankesh shot dead at her Bengaluru home, kin demands CBI probe". India Today. 5 September 2017. Archived from the original on 6 September 2017. Retrieved 5 September 2017.
  15. ^ Henley, Jon (20 October 2017). "Pope writes rare letter of condolence after murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia". The Guardian. Retrieved 22 October 2017.
  16. ^ Kapnistos, Peter Fotis (2017). Hitler's Doubles: Fully-Illustrated. Peter Fotis Kapnistos. p. 438. ISBN 9781496071460.
  17. ^ "International condemnation of the murder of indigenous leader Bertha Cáceres in Honduras". Transnational Institute. 4 March 2016. Retrieved 4 March 2016.
  18. ^ "MP Jo Cox died from 'multiple stab and gunshot wounds' – BBC News". BBC News. 24 June 2016. Retrieved 6 July 2016.
  19. ^ Shafak, Elif (2016-08-23). "The shocking murder of trans activist Hande Kader says much about Turkey today". The Guardian. Retrieved 2016-08-24.
  20. ^ Jones, Stephen (2016-08-20). "Transgender woman's mutilated body found burnt in street follows streak of gay hate crimes in Turkey". Daily Mirror. Retrieved 2016-08-22.
  21. ^ "Nicinha's body is found after five months missing | Água e energia não são mercadorias!". www.mabnacional.org.br. Retrieved 2016-11-07.
  22. ^ "Truth behind the death of suffragette Emily Davison is finally revealed". The Guardian. Retrieved 30 November 2017.