Defenders' Days

”I have met other people from the Balkans and around the world with similar experience, and this is enhancing my work. I have also gotten new perspectives.” – Njomza Haxhibeqiri.

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The Conference

Defenders’ Days is a conference for and with human rights defenders. It is organised by Civil Rights Defenders every two year.
About the conference

The Award

Every year, Civil Rights Defenders hands out the Civil Rights Defender of the Year Award to a human right defender protecting civil and political rights.
About the award

The Participants

200 human rights defenders from five continents attended Defenders' Days 2018. A few are highlighted in our news series "Voices from Defenders' Days".
Voices from Defenders' Days