Balochistan’s Sammi Deen Baloch Receives International Award for Human Rights Activism


Pakistani activist Sammi Deen Baloch received the prestigious Front Line Defenders Award 2024 in Dublin for her work in human rights advocacy.

This award is given out every year to honor human rights defenders who have made significant contributions to protecting human rights. Baloch is the General Secretary of the Voice for Baloch Missing Persons (VBMP).


In her acceptance speech, she dedicated the award to Baloch women and all human rights activists. She expressed her commitment to continuing the fight for justice and working towards the release of missing persons, including her own father.

The award recognizes the important work done by individuals like Baloch in the face of great challenges. By receiving this award, Baloch’s efforts to highlight the plight of missing persons in Balochistan gain international recognition. Her work involves raising awareness about the issue and advocating for the rights of families who are searching for their loved ones.

Other recipients of the Front Line Defenders Award 2024 come from various parts of the world, including Mozambique, Honduras, Cyprus, and Gà-zà. Each of these laureates has made a significant impact in their respective countries, working tirelessly to defend human rights and promote justice.

Baloch’s dedication and bravery in the face of adversity serve as an inspiration to many. She has pledged to continue her advocacy, not only for her father but for all those who have disappeared and for their families who are left searching for answers.

Her recognition by Front Line Defenders highlights the global importance of her mission and the ongoing struggle for human rights in Balochistan and beyond.