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The AHRI Bilbao Declaration: A critical review of the UN Declaration on HRDs

In early September, Protection International participated in the 2023 AHRI Conference, hosted by the University of Deusto. A key outcome was the later-issued AHRI Bilbao Declaration, which serves as a critical review of the UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders (HRDs), particularly spotlighting both its strengths and areas for improvement. This year is significant for […]

Combatting SLAPP Attacks in Thailand: How Protection International is making a difference

After four years of relentless advocacy and legal battles, a significant milestone has been reached on SLAPP Attacks in Thailand. Three cases of defamation and SLAPP (Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation) against Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRDs) were declared insubstantial, setting a precedent for future cases. This landmark decision marks a turning point in the […]

Innovation and Other Paradigms for Public Policies for the Protection of HRDs

Originally published in the Centro Regional de Servicios (CRES) Disponible la versión en español | La version française est disponible Luis Enrique Eguren y Alexandra Loaiza Introduction Since 1997, almost 26 years ago, a series of pioneering mechanisms and programmes for the protection of human rights defenders (HRDs) have been created in different countries of […]

Innovación y otros paradigmas para las políticas públicas de protección de DDH

Originalmente publicado en el Centro Regional de Servicios (CRES) Version in English available | La version française est disponible Luis Enrique Eguren y Alexandra Loaiza Introducción Desde 1997, hace casi 26 años, en diferentes países de las Américas se han creado, basados en la Declaración de la ONU sobre el derecho a defender los derechos […]

Celebrating Thai LGBTQI+ Community: Embracing Diversity, Building a Just, Equal, and Fair Society

Reflecting on Bangkok and Chiang Mai Pride 2023 In a striking and invigorating proclamation, the LGBTQI+ community of Chiang Mai, Bangkok and throughout Thailand asserts the ownership of its dreams. These dreams encompass acceptance, equality and justice, resonating deeply within their hearts and igniting a passionate pursuit of change. They acknowledge the scars inflicted upon […]

Protection International Africa Keeps Sharing Knowledge and Reinforcing Capacities For Individuals and Collectives Who Work to Defend Human Rights

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West African defenders promoting narratives for the right to defend human rights On April 12 and 13, Protection International Africa in conjunction the West African Human Rights Defenders Network (WAHRDN) conducted a Narratives workshop for 16 Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) collectives from 16 countries in West Africa.  The HRDs assessed the dominant narratives in the […]

Psychosocial Approach for Human Rights Defenders: Russian version announcement

[Версия русского текста ниже] Protection International are happy to announce the publication of our Psychosocial Approach for Human Rights Defenders guide in Russian. This tool is an invaluable resource for all those who work with human rights defenders (HRDs), providing guidance on how to address the emotional and psychological impacts of working in challenging and […]

Human Rights Defenders Poetry Challenge book inspire activists of today and tomorrow

Protection International (PI) created a poetry challenge as a way to support and celebrate human rights defenders who embody the power of peaceful protest, and who are pushing social movements forward, even amidst the challenges of a global pandemic. We chose to highlight poetry, because poetry is a critical element of human rights movements, and […]