HRDs being interviewed by journalists


Protection International’s statement following the general elections in Thailand on May 14th

Brussels, May 18, 2023 Protection International celebrates the results of the general elections in Thailand, which exceeded expectations and represent an important victory for the large, brave, and creative movement for democracy formed by women, activists, youth, human rights defenders, and thousands of Thai people. These defenders and activists have been mobilizing massively to replace […]

Statement ahead of the Thai general election of 14 May 2023

12 May 2023 Protection International (PI) is an international non-profit organisation that supports human rights defenders (HRDs) in developing their security and protection management strategies. Our ethos is centred around HRDs and people’s right to defend human rights. Since the military seized power in a coup in 2014, the human rights situation in Thailand has […]

Missing Voices 2022 Report: Accountability Now

Missing Voices is a coalition of organizations that together -including with the help of Protection International in Africa- have been documenting cases of police killings and enforced disappearances in a bid to understand the underlying causes of killings. The final aim is to end atrocities and claim justice for the families of the victims. In […]

On the two-year anniversary of Myanmar military coup, stronger ASEAN and UN action is needed

Photo by Pyae Sone Htun on Unsplash. Free to use under the Unsplash License.

Photo by Pyae Sone Htun on Unsplash. Free to use under the Unsplash License. Yesterday marked two years since the military coup in Myanmar, which overthrew the democratically elected government – the National Unity Government (NUG) – and plunged the country into chaos and violence. Since then, the military has committed atrocity crimes against the Myanmar […]

Women Human Rights Defenders in Thailand Advocate for Care Income Amendment

On 29 November at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC), the Women Human Rights Defenders Collective in Thailand organized an event to mark the 2022 International Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRDs) Day with the presence of representatives from various networks. It was a space for discussion about the importance and value of work contributed […]

The Beni military court annuls sentence for the 13 LUCHA human rights defenders

The Beni military court annuls the sentence for the 13 LUCHA human rights defenders Protection International (PI) and Protection International Africa (PIA) welcome the decision of the military court of North Kivu, DR Congo, to annul the sentence of 13 human rights defenders (HRDs) of the citizen movement Lutte pour le changement “LUCHA” in an […]

Upholding the Right to Defend Human Rights During Democratic Elections

The ethos of Protection International (PI) is centered around human rights defenders (HRDs) and their right to defend human rights. During election season, the right to defend human rights refers to the right to freedom of expression, the right to vote, the right to free and fair elections within a democratic society, and for the […]

13 LUCHA defenders sentenced to 12 months’ imprisonment for peaceful protest – a stain on the rule of law so highly praised by the authorities in the DR Congo.

JOINT STATEMENT 01 April 2022 We, the signatory organizations, deplore the unfounded and unjust condemnation of the thirteen human rights defenders (HRDs) of the LUCHA by the Beni Garrison Military Court. Today, 1 April 2022, 13 human rights defenders from the LUCHA movement were sentenced to 12 months in prison by the Beni Garrison Military […]

IWD2022: Interview with Damairia Pakpahan

International Women’s Day Country Representative for PI in Indonesia In November 2021, we asked some of the women human rights defenders working for Protection International (PI) about their experiences, passions and visions for a better future. Now, to mark International Women’s Day (8 March) and to celebrate the extraordinary work of women we translated our […]