Together With Human Rights Defenders worldwide

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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Emergency support

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

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Temporary Relocation

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FIRST
YEAR
 OF SUPPORT

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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

June 11

ProtectDefenders.eu at the Venice School of Human Rights

On 11 June, ProtectDefenders.eu participated in the opening session of the cluster on Human Rights Defenders of the Venice School of Human Rights, sharing information on practical support for defenders at risk and discussing about the challenges and risks faced by human rights defenders throughout the world. 

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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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