Inspiring stories of courage.

Across the country, people from different backgrounds and cultures are taking enormous risks to stand up for our rights. These are the women, men, LGBTI people, groups and communities who work – tirelessly – for me and you.

Activists in Uttar Pradesh, journalists in Karnataka, lawyers in Manipur, women’s groups in Mumbai, and honest government officials in Bihar, all united by a single ideal – upholding the spirit of the Indian Constitution. These are India’s brave foot soldiers – the Human Rights Defenders.

Often, their work puts them in danger. They are frequently attacked, vilified, demonized and harassed for speaking out against injustice. At times, the very authorities in charge of their protection look the other way when they are threatened or attacked.

The voices that speak up for us all are very often the ones most harshly silenced.

They valiantly risk everything – their safety and even their lives – to ensure justice, liberty, equality and dignity for all. They are national heroes.

The Brave work towards a better India. Help us protect them.

There are thousands of Brave human rights defenders in India. Discover the work some of them are doing, and explore how you can help and support them.





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