Voices for Justice - Human Rights Watch Annual Dinners
Honoring those who speak out where there is silence

Each year Human Rights Watch hosts a series of Voices for Justice Annual Dinners held in cities worldwide to honor courageous individuals who protect and defend human rights across the globe. Join us as we celebrate some of the most important human rights achievements of the past year.

Meet the Defenders

Defender    © Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Shin Dong-Hyuk, who experienced brutality and starvation growing up in one of North Korea’s forced labor camps and has worked tirelessly to alert the world to these horrors since his escape in 2005.
Defender     © 2014 Peter Bouckaert/Human Rights Watch

Father Bernard Kinvi, a Catholic priest who saved the lives of hundreds of Muslim civilians targeted during sectarian violence in the Central African Republic.
Defender      © 2009 Victor Affaro for Human Rights Watch

Jacqueline Moudeïna, a Chadian lawyer and human rights activist, is leading the effort to bring to trial the former Chadian dictator Hissène Habré and to achieve justice for his victims.
Defender     © Mai Alnasiri

Arwa Othman, a leading advocate working to end child marriage and promote equality for women in Yemen.
Defender    © Paramount Color Lab, Ulloor, Trivandrum

Dr. M. R. Rajagopal, a leading palliative care physician from India who, for more than 20 years, has battled conditions that cause patients to suffer severe pain unnecessarily.



Learn more about the 2014/2015 dinners and buy tickets online

Chicago November 5, 2014
Santa Barbara November 9, 2014
Munich November 11, 2014
Los Angeles November 11, 2014
Toronto November 11, 2014
Amsterdam November 12, 2014
London November 12, 2014
New York November 17, 2014
Geneva November 18, 2014
Silicon Valley November 18, 2014
Paris November 20, 2014
San Francisco November 20, 2014
Brussels March 24, 2015
Zurich March 26, 2015
Oslo TBD
Beirut April 2015
Tokyo April 24, 2015
Berlin TBD
Frankfurt TBD
Sydney April 2015



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Amsterdam, Berlin, Chicago, Geneva, London, Los Angeles, Munich, New York, Paris, Santa Barbara, San Francisco and Silicon Valley, Tokyo, Toronto, and Zurich.