Our work in Sweden and the world 2012

During the year, we kick-started a new, specially focused programme to empower human rights defenders who live with threats. We succeeded beyond all expectations. The result was thirteen training courses – more than one a month – on digital and physical security for 130 human rights defenders in Eastern Europe, Central Asia, East Africa and Southeast Asia.

We have strengthened our preparedness for pure emergency interventions. This is about acting quickly – evacuating someone when the threats escalate, for example.

Important steps towards independence As we entered 2013, it was clear that the Civil Rights Defenders would be a beneficiary of the Postcode Lottery. This means a grant of SEK 5 million for 2013, which hopefully will continue on an annual basis for a long time.

Download the Annual Report for 2012 and read more: Annual Report 2012

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