Why I Choose to be a Human Rights Defender

As 2016 comes to a close, our staff and members are taking time to reflect. Read why they became human rights defenders, and why now more than ever, it’s time to speak out for human rights.

Mario Dagonel, Canvas Director, Los Angeles
Emily Walsh, Campaigner, Individuals at Risk Program
Nidya Sarria, Press Officer
Courtney Levine, Member Leader

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