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International Women’s Day 2018: Spotlight on WHRDs

For International Women’s Day, Rights on the Line is handing the mic over to a few of many WHRDs who work every day of the year for their own rights and the rights of their communities. Tune in to hear these WHRDs speak about their work as human rights defenders.


Blog Post
Hong Kong Protest
14 8 2019

“If you drive 40 miles inland from Recife you go back in time 150 years.” Those were the words of a human rights defender from the Pastoral Land Commission in Pernambuco, Brazil, as he tried to explain the lawless brutality with which landowners managed their sugar cane plantations. The reach of the state is weak and the level of corruption and abuse of power is high.

Front Line Defenders, PRAMI and RED TDT have launched a campaign to visibilize the powerful work of activists, organisations, collectives and shelters, ahead of an upcoming investigative report calling for an end to attacks on migrant rights defenders along all migrations routes to the United States.

The faces of the campaign are journalists and researchers documenting the gendered impacts of displacement and anti-migrant violence; humanitarians dropping water and food for families traveling through the deadliest corridors of the Sonora desert; queer activists creating community and physical space for trans and gender-queer undocumented communities; and lawyers offering pro bono legal aid and asylum support; among many others who struggle in solidarity in support of migrants fleeing extreme violence and poverty.