Defending the Defenders

Human rights defenders stand up and speak out to defend the rights of everyone. Unfortunately, human rights defenders can be targeted by those who perceive defenders' activities to threaten their interests. Because they take risks to promote the human rights we all enjoy, human rights defenders deserve our support and protection.

Join the Center for Reproductive Rights and the Center for Constitutional Rights in a campaign to protect human rights defenders in the United States, featuring a new website developed to provide resources for human rights defenders in the U.S.

Learn more about who defenders are and what they do >

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Take action to protect yourself or other human rights defenders in the U.S. >