Portraits of international and Dutch human rights defenders

Photographers: Anette Brolenius and Daniella van Bergen

So, what is a human rights defender? In different countries and different situations these peaceful actors of change are called rebel, activist, hero, troublemaker, dissident, free spirit, idealist, radical, eccentric, revolutionary, rioter, sometimes even traitor or enemy of the state. 

We are all human. We all have rights. We can all be a human rights defender.

The portraits belong to series made by the photographers, featuring grassroots human rights defenders worldwide who participated in Shelter City and The Hague Training Course for Human Rights Defenders projects by the human rights organization Justice and Peace Netherlands. Daniella van Bergen also portrayed Dutch human rights defenders in her series.

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