The Beijing Platform Turns 20: Deon Haywood, One of 12 Women Honored For Their Fight for Justice

Women With a Vision, Inc. is honored that our Executive Director Deon Haywood was included on the Front Line Defenders list of 12 Women Fighting for the 12 Goals established in the Beijing Platform for Action on this 20th anniversary of the platform. Front Line Defenders is the international foundation for the protection of human rights defenders. Deon received recognition for her work to … [Read more...]

“To be a human rights defender is to make a choice…”

From October 8th to 11th, WWAV's Executive Director, Deon Haywood, joined 145 activists from 95 different countries for the 7th Dublin Platform for Human Rights Defenders. ¬†Hosted by Front Line Defenders, this is a vital international forum for human rights defenders at risk, as many cannot speak freely in their own country. ¬†Through plenary presentations and working group discussions, defenders … [Read more...]