In response, people all over the world took to the streets and explored the explosive potential of social media to expose repression, violence and injustice. Some paid a heavy price. In many countries, they faced vilification, imprisonment or violence. Individual and collective acts of courage and resistance continued to drive forward the struggle for human rights and to ensure that the actions of governments and powerful vested interests were forced into the spotlight. This report bears witness to the courage and determination of women and men in every region of the world who stood up to demand respect for their rights and to proclaim their solidarity with those whose rights were flouted. It shows how, despite all the obstacles in its path, the human rights movement is growing ever stronger and more deep-rooted, and how the hope it inspires in millions remains a powerful force for change.