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I Defend Rights: Shifting the Narrative about Human Rights Defenders and CSOs

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July 9, 2018
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I Defend Rights: Shifting the Narrative about Human Rights Defenders and Civil Society Globally is a project of the Norwegian Human Rights Fund and Memria.org in collaboration with partners from all over the world (see www.idefendrights.org for more information) with the endorsement of Michel Forst, UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders. According to the United

Scottish Bar International Human Rights Award

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July 9, 2018
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The Faculty of Advocates is pleased to announce the launch of the Scottish Bar International Human Rights Award. The award seeks to recognise the achievements of human rights defenders who work in challenging situations around the world.It is open to human rights lawyers and defenders who are not residents of the UK or Ireland. The

WHY DEFEND HUMAN RIGHTS?

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July 4, 2018
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Who Is A Human Rights Defender: According to the UN, “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, a woman, a lawyer, a student, an NGO’s employee, a doctor or any person

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: CHILD AND YOUNG HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDER

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July 2, 2018
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CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: CHILD AND YOUNG HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THE COMMITTEE ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD DAY OF GENERAL DISCUSSION: “PROTECTING AND EMPOWERING CHILDREN AS HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS” Background The 2018 Day of Discussion is the first ever global discussion focusing on children as human rights defenders. The Day of Discussion will take

Feeling too young to Defend Human Rights?

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June 18, 2018
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A story of  Salma Abdulatif Salma is a 23-year-old lady raised in Mombasa County who is currently pursuing her degree in Business Management (Maritime Option) at the Moi University, Eldoret Campus. She started her human rights work in 2015 and is also the founder and president of Motivational Talks for Youth Organization (MTY); a community

MEN CAN DEFEND WOMEN RIGHTS TOO- Story of Charles Omwanro

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June 13, 2018
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“Violation of one’s right threatens personal safety and peace. Therefore, if we are unable to prevent human rights violation then we should ensure that justice prevails,” Charles Omwanro, HRD Charles is a Human Rights Defender who champions for the rights of women and children with a focus on prevention and response to gender based violence.

TESTIMONY FROM A PAST HRD AWARD WINNER, MAMA RAHMA WAKO

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June 6, 2018
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  A personal message to all HRDs. This is my story since I received the award; I have had a number of positive experiences. Some of the most memorable are: further recognition of my contribution to human rights by the Mathare Social Justice Centre which offered me an employment opportunity. I am now the Assistant
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