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Yu Wensheng named Laureate of the 2021 Martin Ennals Award

The NHRF congratulates the Chinese human rights lawyer Yu Wensheng with the Martin Ennals Award of 2021!

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Martin Ennals Award finalist Nabeel Rajab released from prison

In April, finalists and laureates of the Martin Ennals Award called for the release of imprisoned human rights defenders facing serious risks due to the COVID-19 pandemic. One of those HRDs from Bahrain was released from prison on June 9.

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#PrideMonth: El Salvadorean LGBTIQ activist Karla Avelar

This week, the NHRF will highlight the voices of human rights defenders who are working towards strengthening the rights of LGBTIQ communities across the world. One of them is Karla Avelar, a human rights defender from El Salvador who is advocating for the rights of LGBTIQ persons, HIV-affected persons, migrants, persons deprived of liberty in situations of vulnerability as well as victims of discrimination due to their sexual orientation or gender identity.

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Human Rights Defenders at Risk

The NHRF sees all our grantees as human rights defenders, and we recognize that the situations they work in are vastly different and that each poses unique challenges and barriers to their work. Read more about our work to protect HRDs at risk here.

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Martin Ennals Award defenders are calling for the release of all imprisoned human rights defenders

On April 21st, finalists and laureates of the Martin Ennals Award - an international award for human rights defenders - from all over the world signed a letter demanding the release of imprisoned human rights defenders who are facing serious risks due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Visit by Mexican human rights defender, Norma Ledezma

In late February, Mexican human rights defender Norma Ledezma visited the Norwegian Human Rights Fund in Oslo. Norma was one of the three female finalists for this year's Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders, and visited Norway to raise awareness about femicides, forced disappearances and human trafficking in northern Mexico.

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