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30 Noviembre 2017

The 2017 Dublin Platform for Human Rights Defenders brought together more than 110 human rights defenders (HRDs) from 99 countries and numerous international guests to share experiences, learn from each other and develop new and more effective strategies for their security and protection. This unique forum gave participating HRDs an opportunity to speak out about challenges and risks they face in their work, analyse new and well-established patterns of oppression and develop strategies to remain resilient and effective.

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7 Agosto 2017

María Magdalena Tun didn’t choose to become a human rights defender. But when private companies started evicting local communities in her region, polluting the rivers and destroying the forests, she realised she could not sit idly by: she had to defend the rights of her people.

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5 Julio 2017

En el Día Mundial del Medio Ambiente, honramos la lucha de las y los defensores de derechos humanos de Guatemala que están arriesgando sus vidas por los derechos medioambientales.

Hace dos semanas, el defensor de la tierra y los derechos indígenas Carlos Maaz Coc Junto con otros/as pescadores/as y campesinos/as, protestaba contra la contaminación causada por los proyectos de minería de níquel en su región.

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19 Junio 2017

Search and Rescue organisations patrolling the Libyan coasts have saved thousands of lives that European border policies left to perish.

Despite their life-saving work, the employees and volunteers of these NGOs are routinely accused of colluding with traffickers and helping immigrants to illegally enter Europe.

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2 Mayo 2017

On 17 April, Kazim Kizil went to film a protest in Izmir, Turkey. People were demonstrating against irregularities in the voting process for the constitutional referendum, which granted president Recep Tayyip Erdogan new sweeping powers.

The rally didn’t last long. Police intervened and detained around 20 people. Kazim was one of them. His camera was seen as a threat: the Turkish authorities did not want anyone documenting the crackdown.

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5 Abril 2017

La Memoria Anual (Dispatches) 2016 presenta el trabajo que Front Line Defenders ha emprendido en 2016 en todo el mundo para la protección y seguridad de defensoras/es de derechos humanos en riesgo, a través de un resumen del impacto de los programas de subvenciones, capacitaciones, visibilidad, descanso y respiro y otros. Incluye el lanzamiento del HRD Memorial, en homenaje a las/os defensoras/es de derechos humanos asasesinados desde que entró en vigor la Declaración sobre defensores de derechos humanos de la ONU en el año 1998.

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6 Marzo 2017

Ana Maria has helped hundreds of Dominicans of Haitian descent reclaim their rights, and resist racism and discrimination. Lorraine leads innovative education initiatives, to raise awareness about environmental rights in communities affected by coal mining in South Africa. Nisha successfully challenged a law discriminating against transgender people in Malaysia, and set up the first organisation providing support to the trans community in her country.

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3 Enero 2017

Más de 1000 defensores/as de derechos humanos fueron asesinados, acosados, detenidos o sujetos a campañas de desprestigio u otras violaciones de sus derechos en 2016, reportó Front Line Defenders en el lanzamiento de su Informe Anual de 2016 sobre Defensores/as de Derechos Humanos en Riesgo.

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9 Agosto 2016

Here are the activists at risk for defending them.

When members of Juan Francisco Martínez’s community found his body in January 2015, his body bore marks of torture. One of his hands was still tied with what appeared to be laces from military boots.

Juan, a human rights defender and indigenous Lenca man from Honduras, was found on 5 January 2015 in the village of Tapuyman in the Santa Elena Municipality of La Paz, Honduras. He had been killed the day before.

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