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Front Line Defenders

From 17-19 October,
Front Line Defenders welcomes over
100 Human Rights Defenders to the
2017 Dublin Platform for
Human Rights Defenders

The Inaugural Dublin Human Rights Festival

21 October 2017 

Join Front Line Defenders and partners for an afternoon celebrating human rights activism and advocacy at the Inaugural Dublin Human Rights Festival sponsored by Dublin City Council.

The Dublin Human Rights Festival takes place as part of Dublin Social Inclusion Week.


Festival Schedule


Saturday 21 October

12noon - 6pm  

Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin 

Free Admission



Mohamed Zaree was selected by a jury of 10 global human rights organizations. The Award is given to Human Rights Defenders who have shown deep commitment to human rights and face great personal risk. The aim of the award is to provide protection through international recognition. Strongly supported by the City of Geneva, the Award was presented by the United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights on Oct. 10th at the University of Geneva.


Meet Mohamed Zaree

Blog Post
Ozlem Dalkiran
14 September 2017

Well-being is apparently dangerous in Turkey. When my friend Ozlem Dalkiran attended a training workshop on holistic security she was asked to draw something which represented what she was worried about. It is the sort of well meaning flipchart & post-it note psycho-babble which messes with my stress levels, but Ozlem gamely drew a map of Turkey with icons representing people fleeing war in Iraq & Syria in the East and friends in prison in Istanbul.

31 March 2015

In April 2015 Front Line Defenders and Verso Books published La Lucha: The Story of Lucha Castro and Human Rights in Mexico - the first book in a series of nonfiction graphic novels. La Lucha features the real life stories of women human rights defenders (WHRDs) in northern Mexico who confront lethal challenges in order to promote human rights, justice and accountability.