Storytelling from Human Rights Defenders


The NHRF has during 2017 worked with the MEMRIA team to collect stories of grantee organisations as well individual human rights defenders. The Memria platform has been an important tool to collect the unfiltered and unedited audio recordings of human rights defenders and grantees- and in this way, for us to be able to hear their voices, to feel their engagement and learn more about the work they do and their contribution in the human rights struggle. 

 In July 2017 a few of these stories where launched and shared. The NHRF will continue to work with Memria to collect hundreds of stories from human rights defenders in close collaboration with other human rights organisations- the human rights defenders storytelling project will be launched in early 2018. Listen to some of the stories collected. 

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Rukii Fernando from Sri Lanka

Reflections on human rights activism

Jeremiah Burgess from Liberia

Why I Work for the Rights of Women and Girls in Liberia

Asha Kowtal from India

#dalitwomenfight: From silence to assertion. From victimhood to power!

Adilur Rahman Khan from Bangladesh

My story as a Human Rights Defender in Bangladesh