Defenders’ Days

Defenders’ Days is an annual event specifically arranged for human rights defenders at risk who often come from some of the world’s most repressive countries and regions. The purpose of Defenders’ Days is enhance capacity building for human rights defenders, and to acknowledge and draw attention to their important work which is often curtailed by authoritarian regimes.

Today We Open the Doors to Defenders’ Days 2016


For the fourth time in succession this year, Civil Rights Defenders opens the doors to Defenders’ Days! We welcome 160 human rights defenders from all over the world to attend the conference and to enjoy the opportunities for networking and sharing experiences. Furthermore, we have invited some of the world’s foremost human rights expert to host a wide variety of trainings, workshops and presentations.