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     © 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.
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.



Learn more about the 2015 dinners and buy tickets online

Brussels March 24, 2015
Zurich March 26, 2015
Oslo April 22, 2015
Beirut April 23, 2015
Tokyo April 24, 2015
Berlin April 28, 2015
Sydney April 30, 2015
Frankfurt May 4, 2015
Hannover September 2015
Amsterdam November 9, 2015
Munich November 10, 2015
Silicon Valley November 10, 2015
Chicago November 11, 2015
San Francisco  November 12, 2015
Santa Barbara  November 15, 2015
London November 16, 2015
Toronto November 16, 2015
Los Angeles November 17, 2015
New York November 18, 2015
Geneva November 19, 2015
Paris November 19, 2015



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