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2019 Front Line Defenders Awards for Human Rights Defenders at Risk Presented to 5 LGBTI+ Rights Defenders

Badr Baabou, Tunisia, Named Global Laureate

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2018 Annual Reports

Global Analysis 2018

Global Analysis 2018 details the physical assaults, defamation campaigns, digital security threats, judicial harassment, and gendered attacks faced by HRDs and women human rights defenders (WHRDs). December 2018 marked the 20th Anniversary of the HRD Declaration and the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, but HRDs around the world continue to face lethal threats from state, non-state, and corporate actors in their peaceful struggles for rights.

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Dispatches 2018

Dispatches 2018 presents the work Front Line Defenders has undertaken around the world for the protection and security of human rights defenders at risk in 2018, including the impact of grants, training, advocacy, visibility, rest & respite and other programs. In 2018, Front Line Defenders joined with HRDs in marking the 20th Anniversary of the UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders and the 70th Anniversary of the Universary Declaration of Human Rights; at the 2018 Human Rights Defenders World Summit in Paris, Front Line Defenders joined with other international human rights organisations to host over 150 HRDs from around the world, resulting in the development of an Action Plan with specific recommendations to states, coporations and other stakeholders on the protection of and support for HRDs. At the end of this auspicious year, Front Line Defenders was named one of the winners of the 2018 UN Prize in the Field of Human Rights, presented by the UN General Assembly President at a ceremony at UN Headquarters in New York.

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Blog Post
Alaa Salah
12 April 2019

Andrew Anderson recently met with human rights defenders and protesters demanding reform on the streets of Sudan.

“It is a coup, done by the security committee which is NISS, the army, RSF and police. They have suspended the constitution, which means suspending the bill of rights, declared a state of emergency and a curfew. They are going to meet the angry protesters with brutality.”
- Human rights defender, Khartoum 11th April 2018

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