2020 Front Line Defenders Award Ceremony

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2020 Front Line Defenders Award Ceremony

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(en français ci-dessous; en español a continuación, يتبع العربية)

Join us in honouring the five regional winners of the 2020 Front Line Defenders Award Ceremony, on 9 December at 1 PM (GMT).* On the occasion of International Human Rights Defenders Day, this event will celebrate the work and resilience of five courageous human rights defenders. 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s Award Ceremony will be held online and streamed via the Front Line Defenders website, YouTube channel and Facebook page.

The annual Front Line Defenders Award for Human Rights Defenders at Risk was established in 2005 to honour the work of human rights defenders (HRDs) who are making outstanding contributions to the defence and advancement of the human rights of others, often at great personal risk to themselves.

“The Covid pandemic has shown a light on corrupt, incompetent and repressive governments failing in their response to the crisis. These Award recipients are protecting some of the most marginalized communities in their countries. They continue to step forward as representatives of their communities at exactly the moment governments are doubling down on attacks against visible HRDs. The courage and integrity of the human rights defenders we honour today shines brightly as inspiration of how we can work together to achieve positive change.”

- Andrew Anderson, Executive Director

* The event will be available on our channels and website after 1 PM GMT and can be viewed at any time.

The 2020 Front Line Defenders Regional Award Winners are:

Middle East & North Africa

Fatima al-Bahadly, Iraq

Fatima is an Iraqi woman human rights defender from the city of Basra in southern Iraq. She is the founder of Al-Firdaws Society, an organization focused on protecting women and girls affected by war and strengthening their role in peace building. Find out more HERE


Mekfoula Mint Brahim, Mauritania

Mekfoula is the President of Pour une Mauritanie Verte et Démocratique (For a Green and Democratic Mauritania), an organisation leading women’s empowerment projects in rural areas.


Guardia Indígena del Cauca, Colombia

Kiwe Thegnas (Defenders of Life and Territory) is a community life and ancestral resistance composed of women, men, boys and girls who defend their territories in a peaceful, unarmed way.


Juwairiya Mohideen, Sri Lanka

Juwairiya is a Muslim woman human rights defender based in Puttalam in the northwest of Sri Lanka who established the Muslim Women’s Development Trust (MWDT), providing daily practical support, comfort, advice and legal assistance to women and girls facing abuse, violence and discrimination.

Europe & Central Asia

Lara Aharonian, Armenia

Lara is co-founder of the Women’s Resource Center Armenia, a non-governmental feminist organization based in Yerevan that works to empower women and girls to become active citizens by combating gender stereotypes and providing psychological and legal support to survivors of gender-based violence in Armenia.


Rejoignez-nous pour honorer les cinq lauréat⸱es régionaux lors de la cérémonie de remise du prix Front Line Defenders 2020, le 9 décembre à 13 h (GMT) *.

À l’occasion de la Journée internationale des défenseur⸱ses des droits humains, cet événement célébrera le travail et la résilience de cinq défenseur⸱ses des droits humains courageux.

Cette année, en raison de la pandémie de COVID-19, la cérémonie de remise des prix se déroulera en ligne et sera diffusée via le site web, la chaîne YouTube et la page Facebook de Front Line Defenders.

Le Prix annuel de Front Line Defenders a été créé en 2005 pour récompenser le travail d'un⸱e défenseur⸱ses des droits humains (DDH), qui contribue de manière remarquable à défendre et à faire progresser les droits humains des autres, souvent au prix de risques personnels importants.


Únase a nosotros para homenajear a las cinco personas ganadoras del premio regional en la ceremonia de entrega del Premio Front Line Defenders 2020, el 9 de diciembre a la 13:00h (GMT)*.

Con motivo del Día Internacional de los Defensores y Defensoras de Derechos Humanos, este evento celebrará el trabajo y la resistencia de cinco valientes defensores y defensoras de derechos humanos. 

Debido a la pandemia de la COVID-19, la ceremonia de Premios de este año se llevará a cabo online y se transmitirá a través de la página web de Front Line Defenders, su canal de YouTube y su página de Facebook.

El Premio anual Front Line Defenders para Defensores y Defensoras de Derechos Humanos en Riesgo se creó en 2005 para honrar el trabajo de los defensores y defensoras de derechos humanos (DDH) que realizan extraordinarios aportes a la defensa y el avance de los derechos humanos de todos y todas, a menudo exponiéndose a un gran riesgo personal.


يسعدنا ان ندعوكم \ن للانضمام إلينا في تكريم الفائزين\ات الإقليميين\ات الخمسة في حفل توزيع جوائز فرونت لاين ديفندرز لعام 2020 ، في 9 ديسمبر الساعة 1 مساءً * (بتوقيت جرينتش)

بمناسبة اليوم الدولي للمدافعين و المدافعات عن حقوق الإنسان ، سيحتفل هذا الحدث بعمل وشجاعة خمسة مدافعين و مدافعات عن حقوق الإنسان

نظرًا لتفشي جائحة COVID-19 ، سيُقام حفل توزيع الجوائز لهذا العام عبر الإنترنت ويتم بثه عبر موقع فرونت لاين ديفندرز وقناة وصفحة Facebook و YouTube

أُنشئت جائزة فرونت لاين ديفندرز السنوية للمدافعين و المدافعات عن حقوق الإنسان المعرضين للخطر في عام 2005 لتكريم عمل المدافعين عن حقوق الإنسان الذين يقدمون\ تقدمن مساهمات بارزة في الدفاع عن حقوق الإنسان للآخرين والنهوض بها ، وغالبًا ما يتعرضون\ تتعرضن لخطر شخصي كبير.

يرجى الرد على دعوة الحضور عبر وسوف نمدكم\ن بمزيد من المعلومات عندما يقترب الموعد

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