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Algeria: Detainees must be released and civic space opened

In a joint statement, 18 Algerian, regional and international organisations called for the immediate release of all persons unjustly imprisoned for exercising their rights to freedom of opinion, association and peaceful assembly in Algeria.

Human rights defender’s story: Tala Odeh from Jordan

Tala Odeh, a young human rights defender, serves as a regional coordinator for the NAMA Network, immersing herself in the MENA region's socio-political complexities. Her efforts to advocate for individual rights and address systemic issues highlight the critical need for resilience and adaptability.

Sudan: calling for protection of women defenders amidst rising attacks against them

Civil society is deeply concerned about reports of shrinking civic space, attacks on freedom of expression, rising militarisation, and ongoing communication disruptions in Sudan, threatening the work of women human rights defenders and women’s rights groups. Read ISHR's and other NGOs' calls to action in the joint letter below.