Action of the Week: Nepal – Human Rights Defender in Danger

Women human rights defenders in Nepal are often harassed, humiliated and even killed for the work they do. Rita Mahato works as a health counsellor investigating and documenting cases of sexual violence and providing support to women who have been abused. However because she tries to help, she now fears for her life. Since 2007 she has received repeated rape and death threats, while the police have failed to act. See for more information.

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