Explore Human Rights with the Interactive Defenders Map
Courageous men and women around the globe are willing to speak up and defend the rights of others, often at their own risk. Through The Defenders: An Interactive Map you can explore the stories of some of the world’s most influential human rights defenders.
Around the world, activists work to protect and defend human rights, often at the risk of their own lives and livelihoods. Named as defenders by the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Foundation, their stories both educate and empower future generations of human rights defenders.
Bertha Isabel Zúñiga Cáceres
International Indigenous Youth Council
Marian Wright Edelman
Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson and Reverend Allyn Maxfield-Steele
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
Bishop Desmond Tutu
Ka Hsaw Wa