Dispatches 2017 presents the work Front Line Defenders has undertaken around the world for the protection and security of human rights defenders at risk in 2017, including the impact of grants, training, advocacy, visibility, rest & respite and other programs. 2017 marks the 10th year of Risk Assessment and Protection Planning training, while the year also saw the expansion of the programme with the addition of a Security Advisor and an additional Protection Coordinator in West Africa.
Solidarity is infectious, and is one of the strongest factors behind the resilience of human rights defenders. The amazing thing is not the level of violence human rights defenders face, but that they persevere in spite of it, and make a huge difference for all of us.
- Andrew Anderson, Executive Director