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.

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

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