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Resources and Publications

13 January 2015

The Front Line Defenders 2015 Annual Report, Human Rights Defenders, Lives in the Balance, examines in detail the deteriorating situation for human rights defenders (HRDs) around the world, in the period January – December 2014.

31 January 2014

The 2014 Front Line Defenders Annual Report highlights the dangerous environment in which many human rights defenders operate.

In 2013, Front Line Defenders issued 346 urgent appeals and updates on 426 human rights defenders at risk in 64 countries.

It provided 297 security grants and trained 480 human rights defenders. Overall, more than 1,200 human rights defenders benefited from front line defenders’ protection support in 2013.

10 August 2008

All over the world, women defend the rights of individuals and communities facing oppression, discrimination and violence. Their work is powerful, and controversial. And it often meets with bitter, and violent, opposition.

Most women human rights defenders (WHRDs) are well aware of the risks they face. Activists know, from painful experience, the price that many pay for putting their bodies, and their families, on the line.