Front Line Defenders


Country: International


To protect, defend, support, and act for and with human rights defenders whose lives and health are at risk because of their peaceful and legitimate activities.

Our work in development finance:

Front Line Defenders has been involved in discussions with development banks over the security and protection of defenders who protest against the negative impact of projects which the banks are funding. The organisation has also supported human rights defenders through training, advocacy and security grants.


Geographic Focus: Asia, Caribbean & Latin America, Europe, Global, Middle East & North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa

Constituency/Partners: Civil society organizations, Indigenous peoples, Land rights, LGBTQI…, Rural communities, Urban communities, Women