This initiative of the Regional Office for South America of the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) promotes the mass participation of all people through social networks and encourages ownership of the title “human rights defender.”
Using a cell phone, camera or webcam, anyone can record a video with the following message: "I am **name**, from **country of origin and/or organization**, and I declare that I am a Human Rights Defender."
Next, you can upload and share your video on YouTube and post the link on Facebook, Twitter, blog or by email. Various audio-visual resources are available to help you share this initiative more broadly.
For more information or press inquiries please contact:
Jennifer Ross Laguna, Press Officer, Regional Office for South America, OHCHR, Tel: (562) 321-7750; Mobile: (569) 799-6907; Email: jrossohchr.org
You can also watch a video compilation of similar declarations.
Note: In the photo, defenders of sexual rights and reproductive rights in Chile protest for access to safe and legal abortion.