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We’ve asked hundreds of advocates why they choose to defend rights. Some of them have mentioned their mothers as key influences. Here are the lessons that shaped their lives.
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Image above: Upper left: Akila Radhakrishnan. Lower left: Fatimah Muhammad. Upper right: Susan Glisson. Lower right: Larry Cox.
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WHO IS A HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDER?
If you defend human rights through peaceful means, YOU ARE.
The United Nations, says: "There is no strict definition of human rights defenders because they can be anyone who acts at any moment for any human rights."
A human rights defender can be a man, woman, lawyer, student, an NGO’s employee, a doctor or any person from any profession, of all ages, nationalities, religions, etc.