Human Rights Defender
29 Jul 2021
CIVICUS, the global civil society alliance, calls on the Cambodian authorities to drop the baseless charges against trade union activist and human rights defender Rong Chhun and to release him immediately and unconditionally.
28 Sep 2020
Community W/HRDs in Nong Bua Lamphu Province declaring victory in uprooting the last remnant of the exploitative and illegitimate quarry mining and they continue to blockade the mining site. Khao Lao Yai- Pha Jun Dai Community Forest Conservation Group and their supporters raising hands in joy as they reclaimed the land back.
23 Sep 2020
Leaders of the community human rights defenders in Nongbua Lamphu Province, northeastern Thailand, are facing repeated death threats as they continue the struggle to permanently shut down quarry mining that has impacted their health and environment.
21 Aug 2020
The Philippine government should immediately end the killings of activists and human rights defenders and ensure credible, transparent investigations and accountability for the lives which have been lost, the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) said in a statement on 19 August. Zara Alvarez : © Christina Palabay/Facebook
12 Aug 2020
After more than two decades of struggle against quarry mining in Dongmafai sub District, Suwannakhuha District ,NongBuaLamphu Province, the community women and men human rights defenders impacted by the mining will organize a blockade in an attempt to stop the mining operations.
5 Aug 2020
On 23-24 July 2020, representatives from the United Nations’ Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Regional Office for South East Asia visited community-based women and men human rights defenders from Khon Rak Kroksomboon Group and Khon Rak Ban Nong Talad Group in Prachinburi Province, eastern Thailand.
10 Apr 2020
In light of the serious threat posed to prisoners by the rapidly spreading novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, FIDH and its undersigned member organisations recall governments' obligation to ensure the safety and health of detained individuals that are under their responsibility, and launch a campaign, #ForFreedom, to call for the release of all jailed human rights defenders (HRDs).
8 Apr 2020
Protection International interviewed Yupin Saja, an indigenous woman human rights defender from the Rak Lahu (Love Lahu) group, on her life under COVID-19.
7 Mar 2016
Advocate, journalist, human trafficking survivors, and community activists receive prestigious award
1 Oct 2013
On the evening of 28 September 2013, human rights defender and migrant rights activist Mr Andy Hall went to Bangkok's Bang Na Police Station to hear an additional complaint lodged against him by Natural Fruit Company Limited. Andy Hall is a human rights defender working to defend migrant workers' rights in Thailand.