2021 has been challenging from a human rights perspective, but it’s also been a year over which sparks have been lit on key issues which we must now nurture and ensure fires of progress that long burn bright.
It's difficult to encapsulate such a complex year in a word, but "interconnected" is one that comes to mind when reflecting on 2020. We are proud to have remained deeply interconnected with defenders and to have supported, protected and amplified their work at the national, regional and international levels. With them, the "essential workers" of our times, we strive for a 2021 full of freedom, equality, dignity and justice.
As we embark on a new decade, the world faces tremendous challenges, from climate change to COVID-19. There are plenty of reasons for anxiety and concern. But we see even more reasons for ambition and hope. We take hope from courageous human rights defenders across the world who continue their vital work to make human rights a reality for all of us. We are proud to serve them, with the solidarity and support of people like you.
All over the world people have risen and continue to strive, push and persevere to make human rights a reality for all of us! These people are human rights defenders. ISHR is proud to serve them, with the solidarity and support of people like you.
We're thrilled to launch ISHR's latest annual report, outlining our key impacts during 2017 and our bold vision for 2018 and the years ahead. These impacts, and the achievement of our vision, would be impossible without you – fellow defenders, decision-makers, diplomats and donors who share and promote our mission and who contribute the resources, expertise and influence necessary to make our vision a reality. Thanks for supporting ISHR and making human rights change happen!
We're delighted to announce the release of our latest annual report, highlighting key impacts during 2016 and our bold vision for 2017 and the years ahead.
We're thrilled to announce the release of our latest annual report, highlighting key developments during 2015 and our vision for 2016 and the years ahead. Thank you for sharing our vision and for supporting ISHR and the defenders with whom we work!
We're delighted to present our 2015 Annual Report, documenting how your support and our work protects human rights defenders, strengthens human rights standards and achieves human rights change.
For 30 years ISHR has worked tirelessly and tenaciously to support human rights defenders and to make international and regional human rights systems more accessible and effective as levers for change. Even by these high standards, 2013 was a year of profound impact.