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Volunteer (HRD Memorial Project)

In November 2016, the HRD Memorial was launched by President Michael D Higgins with the participation of human rights defenders (HRDs) from Honduras, the Philippines, Guatemala, Colombia and Brazil.

The HRD Memorial is a special project initiated by Front Line Defenders, in partnership with a network of 20 national and international human rights organisations. The purpose of the project is to celebrate the lives of all the HRDs who have been killed since the United Nations Declaration on Human Rights Defenders came into effect in 1998. Front Line Defenders estimates that number to be in the region of 3,500.

In addition to recording the basic details of the killings, each record will include a personal profile of the HRD celebrating their work, their achievements and their courage.

This is where you come in.

Front Line Defenders is currently looking for a regular volunteer who would be available to work at least two days per week on the HRD Memorial project in Front Line Defenders office in Blackrock, Co Dublin. This would involve providing daily updates of the list of killings of HRDs, checking and validating information and writing profiles for inclusion in the HRD Memorial website.

Key skills would be accuracy and attention to detail and the ability to work on their own. Ability to work in either Spanish or Portuguese would also be an advantage.

If you are interested in working on this project please send a short email to the Head of the HRD Memorial Project, Jim Loughran, at Please be sure to put HRD Memorial Volunteer in the title line.