Human Rights Defenders

Since 2008 we have hosted 76 visiting human rights defenders from across the world.  Their work covers civil and political rights as well as social, economic and cultural rights.

 Ne'ama

Ne'ama

The defenders visiting us in 2017-2018 are

  • Anima, Nepal - Women's and girls' rights
  • Arwa, Sudan - Human rights education
  • Brian, Kenya - LGBTQ rights
  • Gerald, Kenya - LBQ rights
  • M, Azerbaijan - Countering shrinking space
  • Mohammed, Egypt - Human rights lawyering
  • Nea'ma, Egypt - Refugee rights
  • Roman, Ukraine - Human rights monitoring

Read more about their work here.

 Mohammed

Mohammed

Hear some of our former defenders tell their stories about risk and repression, and why taking time out from difficult working environments benefits their activism in the long run, in this short film by Sanna Eriksson and Emilie Flower.