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Because of their work, Human Rights Defenders are often subject to persecution and harassment, punishment, arbitrary arrest or detention, especially in countries lacking an effective rule of law

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24/7 urgent support for Human Rights Defenders facing imminent danger or threats.

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FIRST
YEAR
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Emergency
support

338
emergency grants allocated to human rights defenders at high risk in 64 countries

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supporting
organisations

More than
300,000€
granted to 36 local human rights projects in the field, including lifeline supports

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temporary
relocation

149
individuals relocated away from danger within the Temporary Relocation Programme

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trainings

More than
1,600
individuals better able to address their security challenges thanks to 61 targeted trainings

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advocacy

More than
5,000
human rights defenders benefited from urgent mobilisation, advocacy actions and outreach initiatives worldwide

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News & Tweets from human rights defenders

September 12

ILGA meets Olya P., human rights defender supported by ProtectDefenders.eu

Olya is an LGBTI and women human rights defender from Russia. In 2015, she reached out for support to ProtectDefenders.eu, the European Union Human Rights Defenders mechanism. This is her story:

 

 

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PROTECT DEFENDERS NOW - Urgent appeals August 2017

The August 2017 issue of the ProtectDefenders.eu digest warns about the ongoing criminalisation of human rights defenders in Turkey, as well as the aggravated situation of defenders in Honduras and the judicial harassment reported in Bahrain.

Moreover, only during July 2017, the ProtectDefenders.eu Index of attacks and threats against Human Rights Defenders has reported 71 new violations against HRDs.

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STRENGTHENING ORGANISATIONS

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

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ABOUT US

International civil society implementing the EU Human Rights Defenders mechanism.

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Together with human rights defenders worldwide

OUR COMMITMENT

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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