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30th anniversary of the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought

On the 30th anniversary of the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, participated in a two-day conference organised by the European Parliament. A delegation of human rights defenders accompanied by (Emilie de Wolf, Aigerim Kamidola and Lolita Chávez) also joined the conference and shared with the audience the positive impact of the support received, as well as powerful testimonies of the numerous challenges they still face in their daily work.

Antoine Madelin, FIDH International Advocacy Director and current chair of the board of highlighted that  "In a context of global deterioration of the situation of human rights defenders is meeting our number one challenge: supporting those human rights defenders working on the most difficult issues and in the most difficult countries, As we manage to consolidate the impact of our work over the last two and a half years, we see that has been a crucial tool for the security, protection and empowerment for at least 11,200 human rights defenders around the world"