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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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Martin Ennals Award 2020 - Huda Al-Sarari

Huda Al-Sarari is a lawyer and human rights activist from Yemen who has worked with uncovering serious human rights violations in Yemen's secret prisons. Al-Sarari is one of three women finalists for this year's Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders. The Norwegian Human Rights Fund stands in solidarity with all human rights defenders who use non-violent means and acts to defend human rights.

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Martin Ennals Award 2020 – Sizani Ngubane

This year, all the three finalists for the Martin Ennals Award are women. One of them is Sizani Ngubane, a South African veteran activist who has spent her whole life fighting for women’s and indigenous people’s rights and promoting gender equality.

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Martin Ennals Award 2020

Three exceptional women have been nominated for the 2020 Martin Ennals Award – a first for the award! The all-women cohort of finalists demonstrates the leading position now occupied by women in the defence of human rights. The Norwegian Human Rights Fund has supported the Martin Ennals Award since 2017.

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