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Democracy Defenders Campaign

The campaign featured in the video titled “Voices of Democracy Defenders” showcases a global initiative to support and amplify the efforts of individuals and organizations working to defend and promote democracy. These videos are part of the democracy defenders campaign that seeks to give voice to democracy defenders around the world and highlight their struggles and stories to advance democracy, whether they are from civil society, opposition political parties, or operating inside their country or in exile. The campaign aims to raise awareness, foster solidarity, and encourage action among the global community to support democratic principles and human rights.

Individual videos

Africa

Clement Voule

UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and Association

Togo

Mohamed Ely El Her

Human Rights Defender

Mauritania

Nicholas Opiyo

Executive Director of Chapter Four Uganda

Uganda

Frankline Mukwanja

Centre for Multiparty Democracy

Kenya

Ekoue David Joseph Dosseh

Democracy and Human Rights Defender

Togo

Carbone Beni

Activist and Co-founder of Filimbi

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Europe

Željko Vukša Fejzic

Member of the Presidency, Party of Democratic Action (SDA) in BiH

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Jorge Jraissati

Director of Alumni for Liberty

Spain

Veronika Tsepkalo

Opposition Leader and Chair of the Belarus Women’s Foundation

Belarus

Latin America

Leopoldo Lopez

Opposition Politician in Exile and World Liberty Congress Co-Founder

Venezuela

Rosa Melania Reyes Velasquez

Director of Women’s Movement for Colonia Lopez Arellano and Surroundings

Honduras

Mother of Iliana Hernandez Cardosa

Human Rights Activist

Cuba

Middle East

Bashdar Hassan Ismael

Member of the Legal Defense Team for Badinan Detainees

Iraq

Omar Alshogre

Director of Detainee Affairs at the Syrian Emergency Task Force

Syria

Maryam Rayed

Founder and President of Afghanistan Women’s Think Tank

Afghanistan

Fadi Elsalameen

President of the Palestinian Security Project

Palestine

Naheed Faria

Afghanistan Parliamentarian in Exile

Afghanistan

Faisal Saeed Al Mutar

President and Founder of Ideas Beyond Borders

Iraq

South Asia and South Caucasus

Mohammad Nur Khan

Law and Mediation Center

Bangladesh

Nino Lomjaria

Former Public Defender of Georgia

Georgia

Thwin Linn Aung

National Unity Consultative Council

Myanmar

Finn Lau

Human Rights Activist and Democracy Defender

Hong Kong

Family Representative of Chhim Sithar

President of Labor Rights Supported Union of Khmer Employee of Nagaworld

Cambodia

Mu Suchua

Vice President of Cambodia National Rescue Party

Cambodia

Sophie Lou

Human Rights Activist and Lawyer

China

Joey Siu

Activist and Policy Advisor of the Hong Kong Watch

Hong Kong

Democracy Defenders Teaser Video

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