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Grantee name: Front Line Defenders

Mission: The mission of Front Line Defenders is to protect, defend, support, and act for and with Human Rights Defenders whose lives and health are at risk because of their peaceful and legitimate activities.

Location: Dublin, Ireland

Website: www.frontlinedefenders.org/

YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/user/FrontLineHRD

Channel Grants: In 2016 Channel made a grant to the Front Line USA Foundation for the purposes of supporting (either directly or indirectly through a grant to Front Line Defenders) Security Grants for women human rights defenders (WHRDs) in Central Asia. (2016)

In 2015 Channel made a grant to Front Line Defenders (via recommendation to The American Ireland Fund) to support women human rights defenders in Central Asia through Security Grants. Front Line Defenders Security Grants are allocated specifically to improve the security and protection of at-risk human rights defenders (HRDs). Grants are typically designated to improve the physical security of an individual or organization and include support for digital security, communication security, legal fees for HRDs who are being judicially harassed, or medical fees for HRDs who have been attacked or who have suffered a medical condition as a result of their peaceful human rights activities. Front Line Defenders also provides family assistance for imprisoned HRDs and temporary relocation for HRDs who are facing immediate threat as a result of their activities. (2015) 

In 2014 Channel made a grant to Front Line Defenders (via recommendation to The American Ireland Fund as part of their work to promote peace and reconciliation) to support a two-part Personal Security and Risk Assessment Training Program for a group of women human rights defenders in Afghanistan. The trainings will provide participants with the skills and knowledge to enable them to assess and manage the risks that they face through devising and implementing innovative protection strategies both at the individual and organizational level. (2014)