Take Action: Stand up for human rights defenders
The 9th of December 2018 marked exactly twenty years since nations around the world adopted the UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders. Twenty years later, human rights defenders continue to face onerous challenges. Add your voice to the campaign calling for the protection of human rights defenders here. Together, we hope to exert pressure on governments, business and multilateral institutions to recognise the work of human rights defenders and create an enabling environment for them to carry out their activities without fear or intimidation.
Under Attack: Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) Around the World
Twenty years after the adoption the Declaration on Human Rights Defenders, there are huge gaps in its implementation, with persistent attacks on HRDs and their organisations continuing unabated. In all types of political systems, democratic and otherwise across the world, the settings in which human rights defenders work is becoming more contested and volatile.
How you can get involved
CIVICUS is calling for your support and solidarity! Add your voice to the call for governments and businesses to change the current state of human rights defenders
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It’s been 20 years since the adoption of the #UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders but attacks on #HRDs & their organisations continue unabated.— CIVICUS (@CIVICUSalliance) March 7, 2019
Over 900 organisations have signed the call for #HRDs to be protected!
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