THE HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS
WORLD SUMMIT 2018
OCTOBER 29, 30, 31
Palais de Chaillot | Espace Niemeyer
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Join the global call to protect
Human Rights Defenders
Human rights defenders (HRDs) are people of all genders, ages and identities acting peacefully in defence of human rights. They are individuals and groups challenging all discriminations, working to advance fundamental rights and create more just and inclusive societies.
Today, conflict and fear are increasingly used to spread violence, division and silence civil society throughout the world. Countries are turning their backs on solidarity and justice and the human rights defenders are increasingly the targets of attacks, harassment, intimidation, surveillance, censorship, arbitrary detention, enforced disappearances and even killings – just for standing up for what is right.
In light of the extent of the current backlash facing HRDs, the Summit will provide an international platform for HRDs voices to be heard, facilitate HRDs efforts to strategise and create new actions, and promote HRDs’ call to the international community and its wide range of stakeholders to significantly increase its commitments to protect and promote HRDs’ work around the world.
“It is only our collective voice that can win”
More than 150 HRDs from all around the world
Three days of meetings, panel discussions,
networking and workshopping
With the participation of
European Union Special Representative for Human Rights
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Secretary-General Amnesty International
UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of Human Rights Defenders
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take action for Human Rights Defenders