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Interviews with Human Rights Defenders

The Resource Centre collects interviews with activists, journalists and human rights defenders, where they share their strategies, victories, and recommendations on protecting civic freedoms and human rights.

Miguel Guimaraes

HRD Interview: Miguel Guimaraes, President of the Federation for Ucayali and Afluentes Native Communities (FECONAU), Peru

21 September 2021

FECONAU started a campaign to build a “maloka”, a traditional space to reach agreements, which would be guarded with police protection, and would offer internet access and a safe space for training and advocacy work.

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Katherine Quaid/ WECAN International

William Leslie Amanzuru - Personal archive

Human Rights Defenders & Civic Freedoms Hub

HRDs’ work is essential to the business and human rights movement because of their critical importance for ensuring corporate responsibility and accountability. Yet, attacks on them are growing. This hub brings together news on these advocates and communities - specifically on land, environmental and labour defenders, guidance for companies and investors, and supportive business actions. It also links to our database of attacks and interview series.

Explore further: Database of attacks on HRDs

The Resource Centre collects data on attacks on defenders that are targeted because they raise concerns about business sectors and operations. Collecting data about attacks on defenders is important in order to analyse patterns of violence, identify at-risk business sectors and geographic areas, and provide support to targeted individuals and groups.