Voices for Justice
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
- Nisha Ayub, Malaysia’s leading human rights defender on transgender issues.
Yara Bader, a journalist and human rights activist who works to expose the detention and torture of journalists in war-torn Syria.
Khadija Ismayilova, a prominent investigative journalist who has dedicated her life to fighting for human rights in the former Soviet republic of Azerbaijan.
Father Bernard Kinvi, a Catholic priest who saved the lives of hundreds of Muslim civilians targeted during sectarian violence in the Central African Republic.
Nicholas Opiyo, a leading human rights lawyer and founder of the human rights organization Chapter Four Uganda, who has worked tirelessly to defend civil liberties in Uganda
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.
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Australia, Belgium, Germany, Canada, Chicago, Geneva, London, Los Angeles, New York, Paris, Santa Barbara, San Francisco and Silicon Valley, Sweden, The Netherlands, Tokyo, and Zurich.
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 - November 2, 2015
Amsterdam - November 9, 2015
Silicon Valley - November 10, 2015
Chicago - November 11, 2015
Munich - 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