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The first light that breaks the darkness, at dawn

Fueling a worldwide network of Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRDs) to strengthen laws, policies and practices to end Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV).

What's New

Vision , Mission and Theory of Change

Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) is the most pressing human rights issue of our time.
WHRDs are at the frontlines of change working to strengthen survivors’ access to justice and end SGBV. In order to influence change at the systemic level and push for feminist, survivor-center and intersectional change in law and policy, SAHR was created to resource WHRDs with a network and the tools and knowledge to support them .

Vision - The World We Want

Women and diverse HRDs fighting to eliminate sexual violence have the agency, visibility and technical competence to  create lasting systemic change in their communities.

Mission - What We Do to Create the World We Want

Our mission is to fuel a worldwide network of women and diverse HRDs to strengthen laws, policies and practices to end SGBV. 

Theory of Change (ToC)
When HRDs are resourced with expert knowledge & enabled to collectively carry forward their voice, then they are strengthened to transform cultures, systems and institutions towards justice.


Capacity & Courage Building

Communications & Outreach

International Advocacy & Reform

👩🏽‍⚖️  We have an inspiring selection of justice activism resources for your mind and soul. 


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✨ Interested in giving SAHR mission-based leadership, guidance and oversight? 

🫶🏽 We are looking for 2 people to join us as Board Members.

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Many of us have achieved what we have achieved because of women who have paved the way for us, helped us, mentored us and believed in us.

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