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 2016 dinners and buy tickets online
Berlin - March 8, 2016
Frankfurt - March 14, 2016
Beirut - March 17, 2016
Brussels - March 22, 2016
Zurich - April 12, 2016
Tokyo - April 19, 2016
Oslo - April 20, 2016
Melbourne - April 21, 2016
Stockholm - April 25, 2016
Sydney - April 27, 2016
Munich - October 26, 2016
Santa Barbara - November 6, 2016
Amsterdam - November 9, 2016
London - November 14, 2016
Los Angeles - November 15, 2016
Toronto - November 15, 2016
Silicon Valley - November 16, 2016
Chicago - November 17, 2016
Geneva - November 17, 2016
Paris - November 17, 2016
San Francisco - November 17, 2016