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International Service for Human Rights

International Service for Human Rights (ISHR) is an international association that promotes the effective protection of human rights defenders and aims to empower human rights organisations and individuals to access and use human rights mechanisms at regional, national and international levels. It services human rights defenders by providing analytical reports on the UN human rights mechanisms, training on how to use the international norms and procedures, strategic advice for effective lobbying, contributions to human rights standard-setting, practical information and logistical support to enable human rights defenders to take full advantage of international human rights law and procedures. It organises consultations on women human rights defenders in many countries in Latin America, Middle East and Africa and currently engaged with the WHRD IC for the development of a documentation manual on violations against women human rights defenders.