"Human beings the world over need freedom and security so that
they may be able to realise their full potential."
- Aung San Suu Kyi
Human Rights Defenders in China
|Liu Xiaobo - I Have No Enemies
||Front Line Defenders campaign for Chinese human rights defender and Nobel Prize Laureate Liu Xiaobo and his wife Liu Xia. The campaign, done in cooperation with PEN International, allows for writers, human rights defenders, poets and artists around the world to submit their own video recorded readings of Liu Xiaobo's writings. The site also features NO ENEMIES, an original animation based on an extract from the statement, "I Have No Enemies" was written by Liu Xiaobo and intended to be read at his trial on 23 December 2009. On 25 December 2009 Liu Xiaobo was setenced to 11 years in prison for "inciting subversion of state power," and in October 2010, at the announcement that Liu Xiaobo was that year's Nobel Peace Prize laureate, his wife Liu Xia was placed under house arrest.
Colombia Radio Campaign
|Colombia Radio Campaign ||Front Line Defenders and MOVICE (National Movement of Victims of State Crimes - Colombia) campaign to protect and promote Colombian human rights defenders at risk. |
Through this campaign, Front Line Defenders employs radio Public Service Announcements (PSAs) to raise the public profile of human rights defenders and engages the public to sign onto petitions aimed at encouraging Colombian authorities to act more assertively to ensure the protection of HRDs.
|Olympics 2012 ||Front Line Defenders campaign in support of 15 brave human rights defenders to coincide with the 2012 Olympics. As attention turns to the athletic prowess and sportsmanship on display in London, human rights defenders on the global front lines continue their struggles for human rights. |
Through this campaign, Front Line Defenders maintains the spotlight on these brave women and men, whose commitment, compassion and courage is worthy of all the gold medals to be handed out at this year’s Olympics.
Human Rights Defenders in Bahrain
|bahrainhrd.org ||Front Line Defenders campaign on behalf of Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja and other human rights defenders in Bahrain. Launched in 2011, the campaign has kept track of developments related to the trial of Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja, blogger Ali Abdulemam, medical professionals in Bahrain, Nabeel Rajab, Zainab Al-Khawaja and others. |
10 on the 10th Campaign
|10 on the 10th ||Front Line Defenders campaign for 10 human rights defenders on the 10th anniversary of the founding of the organization. Front Line Defenders has made extra efforts on behalf of these defenders, from campaigning for their freedom to working to ensure that there is no impunity for those who have killed human rights defenders. |