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Serious deterioration of the situation of human rights defenders in Guatemala - Protect Defenders Now!

In the monthly digest of alerts,’s partners alert about the deep worsening of the situation of human rights defenders in Guatemala. In a crucial period marked by the end of the CICIG mandate, civil society organizations denounce an escalation of attacks and threats against defenders and organizations, including recent murders of land rights defenders.

Moreover, has received with great concern the ruling by the Chuy Regional Court of Kyrgyzstan to uphold the life sentence of Mr. Azimjan Askarov, the Director of the human rights organisation “Vozdukh” (Air). The monthly digest also denounces the judicial harassment faced by two human rights defenders in Malawi.

Only in August 2019, ProtectDefenders. eu reported at least 26 new attacks against human rights defenders and has provided emergency support to nine human rights defenders facing high risk.

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We are hiring - The Secretariat of is looking for a Finance Officer (Turkey project)

The Fondation Internationale pour les Défenseurs des Droits de L’Homme (FIDDH) - Secretariat of is currently recruiting a Finance Officer.This is an exciting opportunity for someone with some experience in EU funded projects and/or Grants, who will play a crucial role in the successful implementation of the project to support human rights defenders in Turkey.

The Finance Officer will be based in FIDDH in Brussels, the Secretariat of, and would have the necessary permit to work in the EU.

FIDDH values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. Applications comprising a CV with at least two references and a cover letter (please mention your availability) should be sent by email to before 22 September 2019. Early applications are encouraged.

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Providing support to local human rights organisations in the implementation of their activities

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International civil society implementing the EU Human Rights Defenders mechanism.

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Reaching out Human Rights Defenders working in remote areas and countries where it is particularly dangerous to work

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Who are human rights defenders ?

People who, individually or collectively, work peacefully on behalf of others to promote and defend internationally recognised human rights.

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