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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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TWO
YEARS
 OF SUPPORT

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emergency support

MORE THAN
685
emergency grants allocated to human rights defenders at high risk

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temporary
relocation

MORE THAN
815
individuals relocated away from danger within the Temporary Relocation Programme

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supporting
organisations

MORE THAN
91 GRANTS
to local human rights projects in the field, including lifeline supports

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trainings

MORE THAN
3,600
individuals better able to address their security challenges thanks to 159 targeted trainings

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advocacy

MORE THAN
7,500
human rights defenders benefiting from urgent mobilisation, advocacy actions and outreach initiatives worldwid

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News & Tweets from human rights defenders

May 24

EDD2018 - Designing protection mechanisms that work for women human rights defenders

ProtectDefenders.eu at the European Development Days 2018

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Recent killings of Human Rights Defenders, and the situation in Egypt and Armenia featured in the May 2018 digest

In our monthly bulletin of alerts, ProtectDefenders.eu expresses its concern on the recent killings of Human Rights Defenders in Honduras, Peru and Myanmar, as well as the latest incidents related to the ongoing crackdown on civil society in Egypt and obstacles to freedom of reunion, and judicial harassment reported in Armenia

Read the full digest here: https://goo.gl/4VqCii

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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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