we are enormously concerned about the impact the coronavirus is having, and will continue to have, on human rights defenders around the world.
For the crime of providing medical supplies to sick and injured people, Amina was arrested, imprisoned and tortured.
International Women’s Day: Prisoners of Conscience urges the corporate sector to do more to protect female human rights defenders
The corporate sector can and should do more to support female human rights defenders, including by fostering new and different relationships with civil society organisations and individuals themselves.
Baran is a Prisoners of Conscience beneficiary. We recently held an online interview with him to learn more about his experiences. He told us about how he was thrown in jail for helping defend the rights of Kurdish people.