International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH)

The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH)’ s mandate is to contribute to the respect of all the rights defined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. FIDH aims at obtaining effective improvements in the protection of victims, the prevention of Human Rights violations and the sanction of their perpetrators. Its priorities are set by the triennial World Congress and the International Board (22 members), with the support of the International Secretariat (30 staff members). Their 5 thematic priorities are currently: Protecting Human Rights Defenders, Justice for Victims, Defending Women’s Rights, Promoting Respect of Human Rights in the Fight against Terrorism, Advocating Economic Globalization Respectful of Human Rights. They have addressed stoning and women’s rights in Iran and work with local activists in Iran within their network.