Urgent Action appeals helped to protect Colombian human rights defenders Astrid Manrique and Yolima Quintero after they received death threats.
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Colombia: Mass Death Threats to Human Rights Defenders Continue (UA 229/14)
Around 100 human rights defenders received a death threat on 22 October from the Black Eagle paramilitaries in a statement sent to a think tank based in Bogotá. Since September there has been an increase of repeated mass threats.
The participation of Afghan women in shaping their country’s future and engaging as equal partners will help improve and secure their political status, security, economic and social well-being, and uphold their human rights.