• IF YOU DEFEND HUMAN RIGHTS,
    SHARE YOUR STORY.
     
    For defenders and their allies

    It's easy and only takes a few minutes:
    You can re-record as many times as you want
    You can remain anonymous
    We will not ask you to reveal sensitive information
    You can (but don't have to) upload photographs of yourself or your work.
     
    JOIN US: SEE PUBLISHED STORIES HERE

    STEP 1:

    You will need a computer with a working mic (or headphones with a mic), and an internet connection.

    STEP 2:

    Reply to three short questions (only audio, text is optional. You can add photos, which make for more compelling stories).

     

    STEP 3:

    Review and submit!

     

  • FEATURED STORIES

    JOIN US: SEE PUBLISHED STORIES HERE

    JOHN STROHSCHEIN

    SAHAR VARDI

    Motherly Lessons

    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.

     

    Click here to read more.

     

    Image above: Upper left: Akila Radhakrishnan. Lower left: Fatimah Muhammad. Upper right: Susan Glisson. Lower right: Larry Cox.​

    Betty Yolanda |
    I Defend Rights audio

  • 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.