Multiple Exposure is a monthly video magazine broadcast focusing on human rights defenders at risk and the context of their work. Segments in the series will offer a behind-the-scenes peek at the difficulty of carrying out human rights work in different countries; more information about trends and political developments that directly impact human rights; and profiles of individual human rights defenders at risk.
Honduras: Berta Caceres - Finalist of the 2014 Front Line Defenders Award Berta Caceres is a Lenca indigenous woman who has been on the front lines defending the territory and the rights of the indigenous Lenca people for the last 20 years.
Razan Zaitouneh, Mahienour El-Massry and Maryam Al-Khawaja, from Syria, Egypt and Bahrain respectively, are three examples of courageous women human rights defenders facing great risks because of their fight for human rights and democracy in the Middle East and Northern Africa region. This short video report reviews recent developments in their cases.
Bangladesh: Adilur Rahman - Finalist of the 2014 Front Line Defenders Award Adilur Rahman Khan is the Secretary of Odhikar, a human rights organisation founded in 1994 to raise awareness of human rights abuses and to create a vibrant democratic system through election monitoring.
2014 marked the anniversary of Tiananmen Square and also witnessed the largest peaceful protests in China – Hong Kong to be precise – since the crackdown in Watch the video from Front Line Defender's recent visit to report on the protests in Hong Kong.
Indianara Siqueira is president of the group Transrevolução, representative of the South-East region at RedTrans Brasil, which is part of RedLac Trans for the whole South America. She is a prostitute and parlamentary consultant of MP Jean Wyllys. Indianara has become a national reference in her 20 year long fight for the recognition of the rights of trans men and women in Brazil.
The constraint on Egyptian civil society has been continuously intensified in the past years through criminalisation of human rights defenders, stigmatization in both public and private media, who accuse them of being traitors and spies, suffocating legal requirements and restrictions in domestic and foreign funding. Egyptian human rights defenders speak out in this new mini-documentary about shrinking civil society space ahead of adoption of new NGO law.
There are at least 120,000 Bedoon jinsiyya (without nationality) in Kuwait today suffering from the lack of human rights in a State that wants to deny their very existence. Over the past couple of years, stateless activists and protesters have stepped up their efforts in campaigning for equal rights and recognition for the Bedoon. Increasingly, average Kuwaiti citizens are joining the ranks of the protesters and have brought a new dynamic to the issue.
Deize Carvalho, a resident of Cantagalo community in the South Zone of Rio de Janeiro, has been prominent in the struggle for justice since her son, Andreu Luís de Carvalho Silva, was brutally tortured and murdered by Brazilian police officers.
Aura Lolita Chávez Ixcaquic es lideresa del Consejo de Pueblos K’iche’ por la Defensa de la Vida, Madre Naturaleza, Tierra y Territorio (CPK) de Guatemala, el cual da seguimiento a procesos de consulta popular y buena fe, diálogo y acciones colectivas ante la amenazante expansión de megaproyectos mineros, hidroeléctricos y de agroindustria en su territorio.
Aura Lolita Chávez is a leader of the Council of K'iche' People for the Defense of Life, Mother Nature, Land and Territory (CPK) of Guatemala, which coordinates processes of dialogue, good faith community consultations and collective actions against the threatening expansion of mining, hydroelectric and agro-industry megaprojects in their territory.
Pakistan: Overcoming threats for women's rights The Society for Appraisal & Women Empowerment in Rural Areas (SAWERA) is a women-led, grass-roots NGO dedicated to empowering women and girls in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) of Pakistan. In this new video, SAWERA brings us to Pakistan to talk about their work and the challenges they face.