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Youth’s Forum for Protection of Human Rights (YFPHR)


Youth’s Forum for Protection of Human Rights (YFPHR) was established in 2016. The organisation has been on the forefront of the human rights movement in the seven sister states of the north-east region of India. They actively work on the rights of indigenous peoples, women and children, as well as on issues of climate justice and environmental rights. The group has also been advocating against the unsustainable development projects that have been springing up in the region.

Human rights defenders in India face a diverse range of attacks and harassment from state and non-state actors alike, including killing, physical assault, arbitrary detention, threats and judicial harassment. Police officials are often the perpetrators of violence against HRDs, which is usually carried out with impunity. Armed groups and private companies also target HRDs for work related to economic development projects and their impact on the local communities or the environment. HRDs are increasingly the targets of online smear campaigns by radical nationalists.