Support ISHR | Give back to humanity


This December, ISHR will raise money to provide invaluable skills and resources to courageous activists from around the world so they can share their hopes and agenda for a better world.

Human rights defenders are people who act with humanity, serve humanity and who contribute to and bring out the best in humanity. They are key to our daily lives - they work so our governments are more transparent, our environment cleaner and safer, our schools and workplaces fairer, and our futures more sustainable. Yet we see governments increasingly afraid of constructive criticism, afraid of voices that propose new paths and alternatives. And that fear causes them to engage in or tolerate intimidation, harassment, and attacks against defenders. 

Give back to humanity

At ISHR, we are committed to a movement that sees human rights defenders in all their roles - lawyers, journalists, trade unionists, feminists and community organisers, but also daughters, wives, parents and loved ones. That’s why we fight fiercely for activists to live in a safe, enabling environment where they don’t have to fear for their families. All this work servicing defenders worldwide is only possible with the support of people like you, who are passionate about human rights.

Help us protect and amplify the voices of defenders and make sure that they and their loved ones can have the future they hope for all of us! It’s time to #GiveBack to humanity. 

Why give to ISHR?

Because through our services, we strengthen and amplify the work of the courageous defenders who are shaping a future where everyone can enjoy their human rights. Here are just three recent examples of how we achieve this: 

☑️We protect defenders from intimidation and reprisals by authoritarian governments and unscrupulous corporations: learn more by watching our video here.

☑️We mobilise progressive companies to respect and support human rights defenders and civic freedoms

☑️We train and mentor defenders, building their capacity, providing them with direct access to influential networks and decision-makers, and supporting them to undertake strategic international advocacy that has significant impact on the ground: read about our alumni’s achievements here and learn more about the 2020 edition of our Human Rights Defender Advocacy Programme here!

With your donation to ISHR we will train human rights defenders from around the world so they can strategically use international law and the UN to denounce abuses happening on the ground and bring justice, equality and peace to their communities. Your contribution will also allow us to campaign so the world’s leaders have no choice but to listen, hear and heed the activists and organisations who defend human rights. 

Big or small, your contribution will help fund our 2020 human rights defender support and protection programme. Please make a donation, spread the word, and help deliver real change! Thank you!

About Giving Tuesday 

GivingTuesday was launched in 2012 as a simple idea:  to create a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past seven years, this idea has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity. 

"GivingTuesday inspires people all around the world to embrace their power to drive progress around the causes they care about, not just on one day but throughout the year," said Asha Curran, GivingTuesday’s CEO, and co-founder. "With country and community leaders, millions of organisations, and countless givers of all kinds, GivingTuesday is creating a shared space where we can see the radical implications of a more generous world." 

GivingTuesday is an opportunity for you to stand up for the causes that matter most to you and participate in the change you want to see in the world. Join us. 

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