34 human rights defenders

The Rafto Foundation has presented the Rafto Prize to these men and women, and supports them in their work to promote human rights:

Nominate a candidate for the Rafto Prize

Each year we award a person or an organization who stands up for human rights and democracy. We encourage everyone with an interest in or knowledge of human rights to make a nomination for the Rafto Prize. Annual deadline is 1 February.


Protecting human rights during covid-19

Coronavirus has changed everyday life around the world. The pandemic especially puts the human rights activists fight for human rights under pressure. Here you can follow the latest developments from around the world.

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