Why create a page with portraits of defenders?

When presenting the situation of human rights defenders, we speak about individual stories of people who try to make human rights a reality in their countries.

The objective of this page is to shine a light on the stories of courageous women and men who may face life-threatening attacks just because they try to protect and promote fundamental rights. 

These portraits show thay every person can face threats and dangers, whether she/he defends human rights on an ad-hoc basis or she/he dedicated  her life to human rights work. 

We will regularly add new portraits in order to show the diversity and richness of the defenders community.

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