This is a special year for PoC, as it marks our 60th Anniversary. But the fact that we still need to exist is not something to celebrate. If the people that need our support can’t celebrate, then neither can we.
The Covid-19 crisis is also a human rights crisis, with most
of our rights under threat in some way or another – and we all have a role to play in protecting them.
This was the message to come out of a recent online panel discussion featuring speakers from Prisoners of Conscience, Amnesty International UK, Front Line Defenders and Human Rights Watch.
Join Prisoners of Conscience, Human Rights Watch, Front Line Defenders and Amnesty International UK for this webinar on how to protect human rights during the Covid pandemic.
we are enormously concerned about the impact the coronavirus is having, and will continue to have, on human rights defenders around the world.
For the crime of providing medical supplies to sick and injured people, Amina was arrested, imprisoned and tortured.
International Women’s Day: Prisoners of Conscience urges the corporate sector to do more to protect female human rights defenders
The corporate sector can and should do more to support female human rights defenders, including by fostering new and different relationships with civil society organisations and individuals themselves.
Baran is a Prisoners of Conscience beneficiary. We recently held an online interview with him to learn more about his experiences. He told us about how he was thrown in jail for helping defend the rights of Kurdish people.