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The ProtectDefenders.eu Index of Alerts

Human rights defenders are increasingly targeted because of their work to defend Human Rights. The ProtectDefenders.eu Index is a monitoring tool contributing to the mapping of violations committed towards human rights defenders to illustrate the scale of the crackdown and pressure that they face worldwide.

This Index is fed by public alerts provided by ProtectDefenders.eu partners and is based on verified information. However, the list of alerts can not be taken as complete nor exhaustive in any way. Real figures are much higher and many alerts and attacks still go unreported. Moreover, this tool does not compile alerts on EU countries.

The information in this tool is illustrative and indicative of the scope of the threats and attacks against individuals acting in defence of human rights. The content of this tool does not reflect the official opinion of ProtectDefenders.eu. Neither ProtectDefenders.eu nor any of its partners may be held responsible for the use which may be made of the information contained therein.

Main figures (Provisional counter)

Sources: compilation of public alerts on individual attacks reported by FIDH, OMCT, RSF, and Front Line Defenders © 2020 PROTECTDEFENDERS.EU

year region country wdt_ID dateyyyymmdd name partner alert natureofthealert subcategoryofalert identityofdefendernonexclusive identityofdefender2 profileofdefender profileofdefender2 fieldofaction specificfieldofaction organisationifapplicable links followup regioncountry contador

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Reported violations against defenders

Alerts by region

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Field of action of defenders targeted

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List of alerts and attacks against human rights defenders

Advocacy

ProtectDefenders.eu monitor on site the situation of at-risk defenders and carry out advocacy work to trigger adequate responses to their cases.

As part of our mandate, we support and fund the advocacy work of our partners, and develop activities and projects for jointly call for an environment conducive to the defense of rights.

In this section you will find more information about the advocacy activities and projects we fund.

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Secretariat ProtectDefenders.eu “Holding The Line – Protecting Human Rights Defenders in the Face of Global Backlash”
Secretariat ProtectDefenders.eu “Holding The Line – Protecting Human Rights Defenders in the Face of Global Backlash”

Year:2023 Partner:Secretariat

5 March, 2024 in 2023
OMCT “Psychosocial support: a guidebook for human rights defenders “
OMCT “Psychosocial support: a guidebook for human rights defenders “

Year: 2023 Partner: OMCT

5 March, 2024 in 2023
Forum-ASIA “From Dreams to Dust: Examining the Impact of Mining on Herder Communities in Mongolia”
Forum-ASIA “From Dreams to Dust: Examining the Impact of Mining on Herder Communities in Mongolia”

Year: 2023 Partner:Forum-ASIA

5 March, 2024 in 2023
Forum-ASIA “Defending in Numbers: Rising Together Against All Odds”
Forum-ASIA “Defending in Numbers: Rising Together Against All Odds”

Year: 2023 Partner: Forum-ASIA

5 March, 2024 in 2023
Protection international “The Right to Defend Human Rights, not for all? A Case Study of Public Policies on Human Rights Defenders in the DRC”
Protection international “The Right to Defend Human Rights, not for all? A Case Study of Public Policies on Human Rights Defenders in the DRC”

Year: 2023 Partner: Protection International

5 March, 2024 in 2023
The Observatory (FIDH/OMCT) “Injustice Unveiled The trial against Viasna activists in Belarus : the case of Ales Bialiatski, Valiantsin Stefanovic, Uladzimir Labkovich”
The Observatory (FIDH/OMCT) “Injustice Unveiled The trial against Viasna activists in Belarus : the case of Ales Bialiatski, Valiantsin Stefanovic, Uladzimir Labkovich”

Year: 2023 Partner: The Observatory (FIDH/OMCT)

5 March, 2024 in 2023
The Observatory (OMCT/FIDH) “Suppression of the Right to Defend Human Rights in Belarus: Policy and Legislative Changes in 2021-2023”
The Observatory (OMCT/FIDH) “Suppression of the Right to Defend Human Rights in Belarus: Policy and Legislative Changes in 2021-2023”

Year:2023 Partner: The Observatory (OMCT/FIDH)

5 March, 2024 in 2023
The Observatory for the protection of Human Rights Defenders (FIDH/OMCT) ““Uncertain and Eerie”: Closure Cases Against Associations in Turkey”
The Observatory for the protection of Human Rights Defenders (FIDH/OMCT) ““Uncertain and Eerie”: Closure Cases Against Associations in Turkey”

Year:2023 Partner: The Observatory (FIDH/OMCT)

5 March, 2024 in 2023