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Vision, Mission & Core Values


Human rights defenders are recognised and supported as essential actors in defending and advancing human rights, and bringing about positive change in society.


The mission of Front Line Defenders is to protect and support human rights defenders who are at risk as a result of their human rights work.


Inclusivity: We focus on the primacy and centrality of HRDs, we seek to be inclusive at all times, demonstrating profound respect and empathy for HRDs in all their diversity.

Agility: We strive to meet the needs expressed by human rights defenders in a fast, flexible and relevant manner.

Solidarity: We believe in the importance of solidarity. We commit to being present in a meaningful way when HRDs are most at risk; steadfast and relentless in our actions.

Integrity: We perform with dedication, professionalism and accountability, acting with independence and integrity at all times.