Human Rights Defenders

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We are pleased to share with you our 2019 Annual Report, a publication which brings together our stories and highlights with women and men human rights defenders (W/HRDs) who protect the Right to Defend Human Rights (RDHR) across the globe.

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#StayWithDefenders! Why do you support human rights Defenders?

Within the frame of our global campaign #StayWithDefenders in times of Covid-19, we asked our colleagues, who are at home  to stop the pandemic, the reason why they support human rights defenders.  More info on the campaign and how you can take part here.

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Collective Power! Regional Exchange of Thai and Indonesian HRDs

December 2018 marked a milestone for Protection International, with our first ever regional community exchange. Over 4 days in Southern Thailand, defenders of the Southern Peasants Federation of Thailand (SPFT) met with Indonesian defenders from six organisations of buruh tani (farm workers). The objective was to
foster a South-to-South learning exchange, bringing together stories of hope and sharing knowledge on the defense of rights in their respective communities.

 

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For Those Who Died Trying (TEDx)

Award-winning British freelance photographer Luke Duggleby tells the stories of people in Thailand who sacrificed their lives for their causes, who died trying to defend human rights, as part of a TEDxTalks in Khon Kaen. For Those Who Died Trying is a photo exhibition by Luke Duggleby and co-organised by Protection International and the Canadian embassy of Thailand, which presents photographs of 37 murdered or abducted human rights defenders in Thailand by placing a portrait of the victim, when possible at the exact placewhere they were murdered or went missing.

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Ahead of the 20th anniversary of the UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders, Protection International and the Centre for Applied Human Rights (CAHR) of the University of York hosted an international roundtable in Brussels on 12 and 13 December 2017, entitled “Rethinking the protection of Human Rights Defenders”.

#rethinkingprotection #CommunitiesareHRDs

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Guatemala : Lorena Cabnal gives her testimony as an indigenous women rights defender (5min21 EN)

Femicide rate in Guatemala is one of the highest in the world. During the first semester of 2010, 532 women died. Lorena Cabnal : « Behind Russia, Guatemala is the secound country in the world regarding the number of violent deaths. Everyday, impunity increases. 99% of exposed femicide cases remain unpunished : there are big shortcomings in the whole Guatemalan judiciary, regarding law enforcement and access to justice. People who're dispensing justice are reluctant to apply existing tools and there is a lack of understanding of these very tools.

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New Publication: Focus 2014

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Margaret Sekaggya, Relatora Especial de la ONU sobre la situación de los defensoras/es de DDHH

En Mayo de 2008, el Consejo de Derechos Humanos de la ONU nombró a la Sra. Margaret Sekaggya, magistrada de Uganda y ex Presidenta de la Comisión de Derechos Humanos, como Relatora Especial sobre la situación de los defensores de derechos humanos.

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Jeetman Basnet 258 Dark Days EN

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