The initiative strives to create a focal point in Tunis for Libyan HRDs, activists and media workers inside and outside Libya to document cases of human rights violations, support activists and refer them to NGOs that can provide them with financial, legal and psychological assistance. The Defender Center for Human Rights is planning to identify HRDs and associations working in Libya to respond to their urgent needs of support. 

Also, Defender Center focuses on reinforcing the capacity of HRDs and associations representatives on Digital security, IT and network security, proper documentation of human rights violations, networking and advocacy campaigns. In addition, to advocacy campaigns in Geneva during the UN human rights council sessions.

Moreover, Defender center has important and effective collaboration, i.e. but not limited to: A partnership with Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS), United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), Front Line Defenders Organization (FLD), European Endowment for Democracy (EED), Euro-Mediterranean of Support to Human Rights Defenders (EuroMed). Democratic Transition and Human Rights Support “DAAM”, the  Friedrich Ebert Foundation (FES).

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