• IF YOU DEFEND HUMAN RIGHTS,
    SHARE YOUR STORY.

    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.

    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

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    I Defend Rights: Share your experience

    Human rights defenders are sharing their experiences working first-hand to defend the rights of others.

     

    The project, entitled “I Defend Rights: Shifting the Narrative about Human Rights Defenders and Civil Society Globally,” is part of celebrations in 2018 around the 20th anniversary of the UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders. It aims to use a vast number of defenders’ testimonies to reach broader audiences and foster an understanding of human rights defenders as “agents of positive change.”

     

    Click here to read more.

     

    Image above: Darren Walker from the Ford Foundation shared his story with I Defend Rights. Click here to learn more.

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    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.