One of the most crucial opportunities for responsible business is to support human rights and people who defend them.
At ISHR, we work to protect and promote people who defend the rights of women and rights related to gender and sexuality, LGBTIQ+ persons, migrants and Indigenous communities. We work with progressive companies to make sure that human rights defenders are included in decisions that affect them and benefit from the civic space they share with businesses. We support defenders who fight racial discrimination and those who promote democratic freedoms and accountability, especially in restrictive and/or transitioning environments.
We provide these leaders of change with a comprehensive range of tools and support, including access to high quality research and analysis, tailored training and capacity building services, legal advice and strategic litigation assistance, and advocacy and networking support.