Portraits of international and Dutch human rights defenders
Photographers: Anette Brolenius and Daniella van Bergen
- Watch the photo exhibition video clip
- Read the photo exhibition magazine
- Watch the live streaming video of the very entertaining and inspiring debate 'Rebels with a cause' (with winner Dutch Human Rights Tulip 2016, a war journalist and a cre-activist)
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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