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.
The defenders visiting us in 2018-2019 are …
Anara, Kazakhstan - Human rights lawyering
Andrei, Belarus - Anti death penalty campaigning
Hui Hui, Singapore - Socio-economic rights
Emel, Turkey - Youth and Land Rights
M, Egypt - Minority rights
Johncation, Uganda - Youth and land rights
Wanjeri, Kenya - Human rights campaigning
Prosper, Zimbabwe - Socio-economic rights
Read more about their work here.
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.