News on the topic: women's rights
17.11.2021 Front Line Defenders call to release woman human rights defender Olga Gorbunova
On 9 November 2021, police arrested woman human rights defender Olga Gorbunova in Minsk in relation to her alleged involvement in organising marches supporting women’s rights in the summer of 2020.
26.10.2021 Women in Belarus paying heavy price for standing up for human rights – UN expert
Belarus denies women many rights and freedoms guaranteed by international human rights law, and is subjecting women activists to enforced disappearances, torture, ill-treatment and even exile, a human rights expert told the UN General Assembly.