Published on 11 Dec 2012
Violence against women rights defenders is endemic throughout the world. It happens on all continents and in all cultures.
Women are targeted for defending human rights: they are threatened, abused and even murdered.
And young girls too.
This video highlights some of the many courageous women human rights defenders.
Please share this video - and post to your websites and blogs - to help raise awareness of the challenges that women (and girls) still face.
*Warning: Video contains content which some viewers may find disturbing.*