About Us gathers information from different sources giving particular emphasis to the defence of human rights.
Journalist and human rights activist Sihem Bensedrine has worked for more than two decades to expose human rights violations in Tunisia and defend freedom of expression. Under the autocratic rule of President Ben Ali, ousted in early 2011 after more than 23 years in power, she was jailed, subjected to smear campaigns, had property confiscated or destroyed, and endured persecution of close relations, including her children.

Human Rights Watch's Alison Des Forges Award celebrates the valor of individuals who put their lives on the line to protect the dignity and rights of others. Human Rights Watch collaborates with these courageous activists to create a world in which people live free of violence, discrimination, and oppression.

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