Front Line Defenders Campaign: Women Human Rights Defenders In The Olympics
Front Line Defenders is running a campaign in support of 15 brave human rights defenders to coincide with the 2012 Olympics.
As attention turns to the athletic prowess and sportsmanship on display in London, human rights defenders on the global front lines continue their struggles for human rights. Through this campaign, Front Line Defenders maintains the spotlight on these brave women and men, whose commitment, compassion and courage is worthy of all the gold medals to be handed out at this year’s Olympics.
The following women human rights defenders are featured: Magodonga Mahlangu - Zimbabwe, Roza Tuletaeva - Kazakhstan, Marianela Sanchez Ortiz - Venezuela, Kasha Jacqueline Nabagasera - Uganda, Samar Badawi - Saudi Arabia, Habiba Al Hinai - Oman and Kavita Srivastava - India.
We are hoping to highlight one case each day. Today's is Magodonga Mahlangu. It includes a short bio, a link to the WOZA web, her acceptance of the RFK award, an action letter and a short animation of her "Olympic dream"
Visit the campaign site at www.sportshrd.org