Defenders Tools

11 Mar

Protection International Kenya launches a new report


Self-protection Strategies Implemented by Grassroots WHRDs


Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRDs) are targeted for who...

08 Dec

The Psychosocial Approach, Applied to the Protection of Human Rights Defenders

The PI Approach to the Protection of HRDs

Protection International aims to enable and protect the free exercise of the right to defend human rights...

22 Oct

In July 2017, the human rights defender Germain Rukuki was arrested in his home and later charged with “rebellion”, “threatening state security”, “attacking the authority of the State” and “participation in an insurrectionist movement”, although no conclusive evidence was ever presented to back...

01 Sep

Guide "Basic elements of computer security for defenders"


30 Aug

The Right to Defend Human Rights, From a Critical Approach


The PI Approach to the Protection of HRDs

Protection International aims to enable and protect the free exercise of the right to defend human rights. To...

14 Jun

Guidebook "Sharing Knowledge About the Collective Protection of Black Women Human Rights Defenders"

On June 5, Protection International and the Institute of Black Women - GELEDÉS presented the guidebook "...

21 Apr

What do we mean by collective protection and what are its main elements?

In the infographic below, we share the key concepts that are needed to better understand collective protection. What is it? Who constitutes a collective of human rights defenders?...

10 Apr

Guarantees and protections of the right to defend human rights during the COVID-19 emergency

Within the framework of the social, economic and public health emergency of the pandemic, Protection International Colombia created the following guidebook aimed...

13 Dec

La date du 19 décembre 2016 marquera la fin constitutionnelle du mandat du Présidant Kabila en République démocratique du Congo. Suite aux récents épisodes de violence et de répression que connaît le pays, le risque de violations des droits fondamentaux grandit à mesure que cette échéance...

23 Dec

This Journal will be dedicated to the expressions and actions performed prior or in parallel to criminalization, and also it address the criminalization purposes and its instruments.Available in Spanish.


19 Dec

This manual focuses on the work and the protection of women human rights defenders and is the fruit of reflexion and testimonies that they have shared with us over years of experience.
Available in English and Spanish.

The Protection Manual number 4...

09 Dec

This journal number 3, deals with the protection measures that defenders can use in their life and their family.Available in English and Spanish.

This journal number 3, produced by UDEFEGUA and Protection International contains suggestions on ...

02 Dec

This is about vigilance and “countervigilance”. This is a useful tool to help what we call “to be vigilant”.Available in English and Spanish.

Being a person who assumes the responsibility of defending rights of others is no easy task....

15 Sep

This publication is intended to serve as a tool for people who are interested in facilitating training processes to develop protection capacities in human rights defenders (HRDs), their organisations and communities.Available in English, French and...

06 Dec

This guide - made by International Protection, Aj Noj - Protection Desk UDEFEGUA Guatemala - wants to fill the gap in the field of protection of human rights defenders. The tools and methodologies proposed respond to the needs of the defenders who live and develop their work in rural area. ...

08 May

This Journal reflects the experience of the Comité pro-seguridad y desarrollo (Pro-Security and Development Committee) of Santiago Atitlán in Sololá(Guatemala).Available in Spanish.


11 Dec

The manual addresses key concepts linked to the legal and physical protection of community-based human rights defenders living and working in remote areas. It also raises awareness of the existence of risks associated to their work, while providing security...

02 Dec

This manual contains best practices and mechanisms for coping the processes aimed against HRDs, their organizations and communities. Available in Spanish.

UDEFEGUA, through the Aj Noj Protection Desk Program and in partnership with Protection Intenational...

31 Jul

Developed to provide human rights defenders with additional knowledge and tools useful for improving their understanding of security and protection. It is the result of over 25 years combined experience of PI’s members in working in the area of human rights and...

09 Jan

One of the challenges we are trying to deal with is how to prevent attacks against defenders in rural and semi-rural communities, developed with a methodology designed from our own experiences and other countries experience. Available in Spanish.

One of...

06 Jan

Through our work with LGBTI defenders around the globe, PI began to identify common issues that affected them and those that defend it. Extensive research was carried out, both primary and secondary sources consulted and PI began to adapt its framework for...