Stand up for the Brave
Today people across the world are taking enormous risks for our rights. But they’re being harassed, tortured, jailed and even killed – simply for daring to stand up for others. Without their courage, our world would be less fair, less just and less equal. We must stand with human rights defenders worldwide – and do all we can to keep them safe from harm.
Speak up for those who speak out for all of us
To stand with human rights defenders, all you need is to bring people in your community together and mobilise them to take action.
Mobilisation allow us to build momentum around cases so we can strategically pressure governments to respect human rights.
When we mobilise people, getting them to write letters, sign petitions, and send solidarity cards to the cases, we know that we can create change.
But change can only happen if lots of people pick up a pen to write a letter or sign a petition. This quarter, reach out to friends, family, colleagues, other community groups, diaspora communities, the list is endless!
Check out resources below to mobilise your community.
In the first few months of 2019 we’re continuing our focus on women human rights defenders.
These women have been subject to violence, abuse, and arrest, simply for standing up for others. We’ll update this page with new Brave cases and resources throughout the year.
Atena Daeni, Iran
Geraldine Chacon, Venezuela
Nonhle Mbuthuma, South Africa
Vitalina Koval, Ukraine
Ask your ASC or CO for a concertina card to be sent to you from the Action Centre for your event, it lets someone take four actions (so four times the impact) in one go!
Resources for Human Rights Education
If you want to teach human rights in the classroom, check out the lesson plans below. For more information on our Write for Rights teaching resources, check out our student resources page.