Campaigns @ Front Line Defenders

"Human beings the world over need freedom and security so that
they may be able to realise their full potential."

- Aung San Suu Kyi

Rights. Risks. Change! - 2014 Sochi Olympics Campaign

Rights. Risks. Change! CampaignRights. Risks. Change! Campaign Front Line Defenders campaign for HRDs in Eastern Europe and Central Asia to coincide with the Sochi Olympics. Front Line Defenders continues to use mega sporting events as an opportunity to draw attention to the plight of human rights defenders, whose determination and perseverance stand in stark contrast to the corruption and pomp of the events themselves. While athletes overcome physical challenges to perform, HRDs face serious threats and risks to defend the basic rights of others.

Radio Campaign for LGBT Rights Defenders in Macedonia

Radio Campaign for LGBTI defenders in MacedoniaRadio Campaign for LGBTI defenders in Macedonia Together with Macedonian human rights and LGBT rights organisations LGBTI Support Centre and the Helsinki Committee of Macedonia, Front Line Defenders organised a radio campaign in Macedonia to support LGBTI rights defenders who have come under increasing pressure in recent years. Broadcasting in advance of the annual March on Tolerance in Skopje, the radio campaign involved HRDs and Macedonian celebrities calling for protection of HRDs and respect for LGBTI rights.

Radio Campaign in Honduras

Radio Campaign in HondurasRadio Campaign in Honduras Together with Honduran human rights organisations APUVIMEH, ARCOIRIS and ACI Participa, Front Line Defenders conducted a radio campaign in Honduras to draw attention to the danger HRDs in that country face every day. Honduras has one of the highest murder rates of HRDs in the world, targeted by government and criminal forces, as well as other forms of violence and criminalisation.

Human Rights Defenders in China

Liu Xiaobo - I Have No EnemiesLiu Xiaobo - I Have No Enemies Front Line Defenders campaign for Chinese human rights defender and Nobel Prize Laureate Liu Xiaobo and his wife Liu Xia. The campaign, done in cooperation with PEN International, allows for writers, human rights defenders, poets and artists around the world to submit their own video recorded readings of Liu Xiaobo's writings. The site also features NO ENEMIES, an original animation based on an extract from the statement, "I Have No Enemies" was written by Liu Xiaobo and intended to be read at his trial on 23 December 2009. On 25 December 2009 Liu Xiaobo was setenced to 11 years in prison for "inciting subversion of state power," and in October 2010, at the announcement that Liu Xiaobo was that year's Nobel Peace Prize laureate, his wife Liu Xia was placed under house arrest.

Colombia Radio Campaign

Colombia Radio CampaignColombia Radio Campaign Front Line Defenders and MOVICE (National Movement of Victims of State Crimes - Colombia) campaign to protect and promote Colombian human rights defenders at risk.
Through this campaign, Front Line Defenders employs radio Public Service Announcements (PSAs) to raise the public profile of human rights defenders and engages the public to sign onto petitions aimed at encouraging Colombian authorities to act more assertively to ensure the protection of HRDs.

Olympics 2012

Olympics 2012Olympics 2012 Front Line Defenders campaign in support of 15 brave human rights defenders to coincide with the 2012 Olympics. As attention turns to the athletic prowess and sportsmanship on display in London, human rights defenders on the global front lines continue their struggles for human rights.
Through this campaign, Front Line Defenders maintains the spotlight on these brave women and men, whose commitment, compassion and courage is worthy of all the gold medals to be handed out at the Olympics.

Human Rights Defenders in Bahrain Front Line Defenders campaign on behalf of Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja and other human rights defenders in Bahrain. Launched in 2011, the campaign has kept track of developments related to the trial of Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja, blogger Ali Abdulemam, medical professionals in Bahrain, Nabeel Rajab, Zainab Al-Khawaja and others.

10 on the 10th Campaign

10 on the 10th Front Line Defenders campaign for 10 human rights defenders on the 10th anniversary of the founding of the organization. Front Line Defenders has made extra efforts on behalf of these defenders, from campaigning for their freedom to working to ensure that there is no impunity for those who have killed human rights defenders.