Global Human Rights Defence

About Us

About GHRD

GHRD caters to promoting and protecting human rights globally. It places emphasis on the areas and populations where severe and extensive human rights violations of ethnic, linguistic, and religious minorities are taking place which has been completely overlooked by the mainstream media.

GHRD is integrally distinctive from other organizations as it focuses on those issues and areas where people have been deprived of their rights and both government and local authorities have not reflected much support. GHRD is distinctive, because of its permanent presence of local observers, who produce genuine information and reports of distinctive quality.

The work of GHRD is based on three pillars:

  • Human Rights Monitoring and Advocacy
  • Human Rights Education
  • Human Rights Empowerment

GHRD monitors and investigates human rights violations in order to raise awareness for these issues on national and international levels. GHRD carries out a variety of activities which enables the organization to report human rights violations in the countries it operates in.

These activities include:

  • Coordinating investigation missions into human rights violations
  • Presentations and human rights reports based on field investigations
  • Research and media monitoring

Our headquarters, based in The Hague, The Netherlands, closely cooperates with partners, local experts and human rights activists in South Asia.

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Our Mission

Our mission is to actively promote and protect human rights of the minorities and marginalised groups, in order to enhance their socio-economic status. This is done through an international platform of empowerment by education, advocating, influencing to demand efforts from established organizations and relevant authorities, and media reporting. We strive for the fulfilment of the fundamental human rights as proclaimed in the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the UN declaration on Rights of Minorities (1992).

GHRD monitors human rights violations and utilizes collected information to advocate and influence changes in laws, policymaking and bring awareness to different stakeholders with the aim to end human rights violations and injustices.

Our Vision

Our vision is to grant a world where the rights of all minorities and marginalised groups are respected and upheld in accordance with national and international laws, treaties and agreements.

Our Beliefs

Human Rights Monitoring and Investigation


Education & Empowerment

Human Rights lobbying and advocacy

Our Team