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You have the power to create a better tomorrow for everyone! We all benefit from human rights and we all have the right to promote and protect them. When we come together recognising our shared humanity, we can hold each other to account, seek justice and craft solutions to our shared challenges. Support our human rights campaigning! 

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Celebrating 25 years of the UN Declaration on human rights defenders

25 years ago, the United Nations adopted the Declaration on Human Rights Defenders. The declaration has been essential to protect those who defend human rights. It's time to celebrate the Declaration, human rights defenders and all the contributions they have brought to our societies.

It's time to #EndReprisals

Human rights defenders are essential voices from our communities. They face intimidation and reprisals when engaging with the United Nations. Join our campaign to #EndReprisals!

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18 countries are running for a seat at the Human Rights Council. All of them need to improve their human rights record. Join us to make sure the Council remains strong and principled!

Call on China to free defenders and #RepealRSDL

We are mobilising the international community to put pressure on the Chinese Government to #RepealRSDL, a form of enforced disappearance widely used to silence those who defend human rights. Join our campaign!

#FreeAlaa campaign


The life of human rights defender Alaa Abdel-Fattah is at serious risk: urge Egypt to release him immediately!

Past campaigns

UN must renew critical protection mechanism on Nicaragua

International and local Nicaraguan civil society organisations are calling for the renewal of key United Nations human rights protection mechanism on Nicaragua.

Let’s renew the Fact-Finding Mission on Venezuela

We did it! The Fact-Finding Mission on Venezuela was renewed for another 2 years: #LetTheMissionContinue!

A wide view of room XIX as delegates walk out during the address by Sergey V. Lavrov (on screen), Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, to the high-level segment of the 49th regular session of the Human Rights Council (28 February – 1 April 2022)

States must vote #RussiaOutOfHRC

Russia is committing massive human rights violations in Ukraine. ISHR and its partners called on the UN General Assembly to suspend Russia's membership to the Un Human Rights Council. As a result of the campaign Russia was voted out of the HRC.

Safeguard civil society participation at the United Nations Human Rights Council

We urged the HRC President and HRC member States to ensure civil society participation at the HRC is promoted and safeguarded #NoCouncilWithoutUs

Help us #EndReprisals

We did it! States raised individual cases of reprisal and intimidation against human rights defenders at HRC50!

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Help us put an end to Anexa Alfred's forced exile

Anexa Alfred is in forced exile for defending human rights and engaging with the United Nations. Act now so she can fly home to her community.

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You can help make the world more fair, equal and sustainable by supporting a human rights defender.

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