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The flag of Ecuador flying in the wind under a blue sky.

Hearing with Human Rights Defenders in Ecuador

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[Español / English] Last month, I held two online hearings with human rights defenders in Ecuador. It was an opportunity for me to learn more about the environment for promoting human rights in the country.
• 2nd Apr 2024
Destroyed buildings and rubbles following an Israeli airstrike on the El-Remal area in Gaza City on October 9, 2023.

Statement on the situation of human rights defenders in Palestine and Israel in the context of the war on Gaza

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[English / العربية ] More than three months into its war on Gaza, the indiscriminate killing of Palestinians by Israel continues. Among those killed by Israeli bombs and bullets have been human rights defenders, including medical workers, journalists and Palestinian human rights activists.
• 26th Jan 2024
Poet and writer Nikita Gill is standing outdoors, in front of the Human Rights Defenders Memorial in Dublin. She is smiling at the camera. She has long black hair tied into a braid, a ring in her nose and is wearing a black jacket.

Launch of poem to mark the 25th Anniversary of the HRD Declaration

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To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders, I commissioned a poem from British-Kashmiri writer Nikita Gill.
• 8th Dec 2023
Flyer for the side event on 10 October 2023 in New York, titled "Participation and protection: Increasing support for WHRDs in conflict, post conflict and crisis-affected situations" Location: Conference Room 6, UN Headquarters, New York City, Time: 13:15-14:15 (EDT). The event will be live streamed media.un.org/en/webtv. Panelists are Mary Lawlor, UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of HRDs, Mariam Oyiza, a WHRD from Nigeria and Wai Wai Nu, a WHRD from Myanmar. Moderator will be Ambassador Fergal Mythen, Permanent Representative of Ireland to the UN. Opening Remarks will be given by Ambassador Bob Rae, Permanent Representative of Canada to the UN and Ambassador Maritza Chan Valverde, Permanent Representative of Costa Rica to the UN. Closing remarks will be given by Ambassador Ana Jiménez, Chargé d’Affairs of the Permanent Mission of Spain.

UNGA side event – “Participation and protection: Increasing support for WHRDs in conflict, post conflict and crisis-affected situations”

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On 10 October 2023, a side event will take place on the margins of the UN General Assembly in New York, discussing my new report: “Pathways to peace: women human rights defenders in conflict, post-conflict and crisis-affected settings”.
• 4th Oct 2023
Screenshot of a video call featuring nine participants, including UN Special Rapporteur Mary Lawlor and several human rights defenders from Tunisia.

Tunisia: restrictions against defenders, violence and reversal of gains

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[English / العربية / Français] In a hearing with Tunisian human right defenders, I heard very worrying information about increasing restrictions on their work, danger to their physical safety, and the threat of reversals to significant gains made in fundamental rights in recent years.
• 22nd Sep 2023
Screenshot of a video call featuring a dozen participants, including UN Special Rapporteur Mary Lawlor and several human rights defenders from the DRC.

Hearing with human rights defenders in the DRC

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[English / Français] Earlier this month, I held a hearing with human rights defenders in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). It was an opportunity for me to learn more about their work and the challenges they face as they go about promoting and protecting human rights.
• 20th Sep 2023
A close up shot of the flag of Brazil, focusing on the words 'Ordem e progresso'

Concerns for the situation of Quilombola defenders in Brazil

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[English / Português] Earlier this month, I participated in an event with human rights defenders from Quilombola communities in the Brazilian Amazon. The speakers talked about the tension under which Quilombola communities live, and the risks for those at forefront of efforts to defend their rights in the face of land-grabs and a predatory model of development.
• 15th Sep 2023

Guest Blog: Rania from Yemen

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This piece is a guest blog written by Rania Awn, a young human rights defender from Yemen who took part in the 2023 Vienna Youth and Child Human Rights Defenders Conference we organised in June.
• 29th Aug 2023
The flag of Sudan in the shape of the country.

Gender-based attacks on WHRDs in Sudan

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I’ve received extremely worrying reports of gender-based attacks against women human rights defenders (WHRDs) in Darfur, Sudan, in the context of the ongoing atrocities in the region.
• 2nd Aug 2023
Child human rights defender Dulce Maria from Ecuador is speaking in front of a microphone at a panel during the 2023 Vienna Conference on Youth and Child Human Rights Defenders.

Guest Blog: Dulce María from Ecuador

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This piece is a guest blog written by Dulce María Urdiales Calle, a child human rights defender from Ecuador who took part in the 2023 Vienna Youth and Child Human Rights Defenders Conference we organised in June.
• 14th Jul 2023
The flag of Georgia floating in the wind against a blue sky background.

What I’m hearing from human rights defenders in Georgia

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On 24 May, I held two hearings with human rights defenders from Georgia, who shared the risks and challenges they face in their respective work, and spoke of the general situation for HRDs in the country.
• 6th Jul 2023
The flag of Sudan in the shape of the country.

Sudan – Killings of HRDs in West Darfur

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Over the last month, six human rights defenders have been killed in El-Geneina, West Darfur. I condemn these tragic, abhorrent attacks.
• 28th Jun 2023