Human Rights Defenders

“Human rights defender” is a term applied broadly to a person who acts to promote or protect human rights, individually or in concert with others. Human rights defenders, whether individuals or members of CSOs, are identified, above all, by what they stand for and what they
do. Human rights defenders and others who actively oppose discrimination and hatred are also among the victims of hate crimes, as they are sometimes targeted for their association and solidarity with the victims of discrimination.