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Helena Heloisa
27 سِبْتَمْبِر / أيلول 2018
By Heloisa Helena Costa Berto

A guest blog by Afro-Brazilian HRD Heloisa Helena Costa Berto, from correspondence to Front Line Defenders Americas Protection Coordinator (published at request of the HRD, translated from Portuguese)

Good morning, I know you have nothing to do with this, but I have to express myself. I need to make a complaint about how public bodies treat people who thinks differently. I am looking for rights, not only mine, but for a community, defending and denouncing injustices.

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Zainab Al Khawaja
24 مايو / أيار 2016

عبد الهادي، له سنتان من العمر ويجري حاليا احتجازه مع والدته زينب الخواجة في سجن مدينة عيسى للنساء في البحرين. زينب هي إحدى المدافعات البارزات عن حقوق الإنسان في البحرين. تواجه ثلاث سنوات وشهر واحد في السجن بعدة تهم، من بينها "تخريب ممتلكات عامة"، وذلك لممارستها حقها في حرية التعبير عبر تمزيق صور (الملك) حمد بن عيسى آل خليفة.

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Andrew Anderson Visiting Azimjan Askarov in Prison in Kyrgyzstan
17 مايو / أيار 2016

When I visited Azimjan Askarov in prison in Bishkek in December 2010 there were some grounds for hope that he would be released. He had been sentenced in September 2010 to life in prison, but the process had been seriously flawed and the Kyrgyz human rights Ombudsman had found that the charges against him were politically motivated. When we met with Azimjan our main concern was that his health was improving following the torture he had been subjected to.

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Maxima Acuna de Chaupe farmstead at sunset
28 أبريل / نيسان 2016

At the end of March, I visited environmental and land rights defender Máxima Acuña de Chaupe at her home in the Cajamarca region of Peru.  The next nonfiction graphic novel we are producing is about environmental and land rights defenders challenging and at risk from resource extraction companies. Máxima is confronting Newmont Mining (US) and its Peruvian counterpart, Yanococha Mining, which are trying to remove her from her land to build a huge gold mine, known as Conga.

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David Rabelo Crespo small
15 أبريل / نيسان 2016

David Rabelo CrespoDavid Ravelo Crespo has been demanding justice for victims of extra-judicial killings, forced displacement and government corruption in Colombia for more than 30 years.

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27 سِبْتَمْبِر / أيلول 2015

On 27 September China will co-host with UN Women a “Global Leader's Meeting on Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment” in New York. Chinese President Xi Jinping will address the gathering, as will Secretary General of the UN, Ban Ki-moon. The event will mark 20 years since the Beijing Declaration and is intended to place 'gender equality, women's rights and women's empowerment at the centre of the global agenda'.

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25 سِبْتَمْبِر / أيلول 2015

When I arrived at the 1995 Fourth World Conference on Women (FWCW) in Beijing, Chinese authorities welcomed hundreds of foreign dignitaries and international rights groups with rainbow coloured scarves. Yet, while China hosted what would come to be known as the pre-eminent gathering on gender equality for the next twenty years, the government was also systematically disempowering Tibetan women through its repressive policies towards the Tibetan Autonomous Region.

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21 فِبرايِر / شباط 2013
By Niamh Ni Bhriain

The following guest blog by Peace Brigades International volunteer Niamh Ni Bhriain, a former Frank Jennings Intern with Front Line Defenders, describes a visit to human rights defender David Ravelo Crespo in prison

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