March 2022

HRD Memorial Report 2021

Today, 2 March 2022, HRD Memorial partners launched the HRD Memorial Report 2021. The report accompanies the Front Line Defenders Global Analysis on the situation of human rights defenders (HRDs) at risk around the world; an account of the variety of risks, threats and attacks faced by HRDs around the world, and examples of HRDs continuing to defend and advance the rights of their communities and societies despite threats to their lives.

The HRD Memorial Report presents the data on the killings of HRDs produced by HRD Memorial partners throughout 2021, including the names of the 358 HRDs killed in 35 countries. It also includes emblematic profiles of HRDs killed and highlights some key trends in lethal attacks last year. The full report can be accessed here.

Profiles of all 358 HRDs killed in 2021 will be added to the HRD Memorial website shortly.