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Pulcherie Gbalet

HRD, President
Alternative Citoyenne Ivoirienne (ACI)

Pulcherie Gbalet is a woman human rights defender and the president of Alternative Citoyenne Ivoirienne (ACI), a civil society platform that brings together several organizations working on human rights in Côte d'Ivoire. ACI works to promote and defend human rights, civil liberties, democracy and peace in the country.

Côte d'Ivoire

Human rights defenders in Côte d'Ivoire are active on a wide range of civil and political as well as economic, social and cultural rights including women's rights, minority rights, child rights, discrimination, human rights education, documentation of the violence and abuses linked to the conflict, as well as monitoring of the reconciliation process.

While human rights defenders are not targeted systematically, they often face threats, intimidation and attacks including raids on the offices and physical assaults. Intimidation and harassment particularly increased during election periods, when defenders denouncing abuses were specifically targeted.