Join TEAM FLD on 2nd June!

HOW FAR WOULD YOU RUN FOR HUMAN RIGHTS?

This June bank-holiday Monday we're looking for enthusiastic volunteers and friends of Front Line Defenders to join our team of staff and interns at The Flora Women's Mini Marathon, the biggest all women's event of its kind in the world. We're getting together to raise awareness and much needed funds for human rights defenders at risk around the world.

Contact Alex and Katie at teamfld@frontlinedefenders.org or call us on (01) 212 3750 to get involved!

Our team will run / jog / walk in honour of women human rights defenders who face serious threats defending human rights in their communities.

Women human rights defenders like...

Lydia Mukami, who has been subjected to death threats and physical assaults for her work challenging land legislation in Kenya which restricts the rights of farmers and prohibits women from owning land.
Mansoureh Behkish, who is a womans rights activist in Iran and has worked to achieve justice for the wives, daughters and mothers of men who have been executed or imprisoned by the state.
Noorzia Afridi, the Director of SAWERA, a grassroots women-led NGO working on women's rights in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan.
Berta Caceres, who is at the forefront of protecting indigenous Lenca rights in Honduras, for which she has faced attacks, harassment, and seen two of her colleagues killed.

Our aim is for each member of the team to have a goal of raising €100 and to increase awareness about the challenges these women human rights defenders face. We're planning a table quiz and a raffle to help everyone achieve this goal of €100 (so our male colleagues, volunteers, and friends can get involved too) and hopefully we'll surpass our funding goal!

100% of donations raised by Team FLD will provide direct and practical support to these brave individuals via the Front Line Defenders Protection Fund.

The event promises to be a fun day out so please do get in touch and join our team!

Here are some pictures of our team in action in 2013!

If you would like to be part of Team FLD this year and enjoy a great day out please email Alex and Katie at teamfld@frontlinedefenders.org or call us on (01) 212 3750.