Hivos International

Human Rights Defenders in West Asia Facts & Figures

Partners: Al Amal, Front Line, Gulf Centre for Human Rights, Bridging the Gulf, Syrian Centre for Media and Freedom of Expression

Major donors: Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Countries: West Asia

Budget: € 2,000,000 annually

  • Support to 16 human rights defenders at risk of persecution in West Asia
  • Training for dozens of West Asian human rights defenders via the Gulf Centre for Human Rights and other partners of Hivos
  • Multiple statements issued and other forms of advocacy regarding persecuted human rights defenders from West Asia, including Mazen Darwish
  • Support for a core group of 17 international organisations working in the field of human rights and freedom of expression in Syria