Campaigns

Protection International (PI) advocates for legitimisation, respect and empowerment of human rights defenders. Our campaigns aim to raise awareness and support for Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) at risk and their fight around the world.

Protection International (PI) advocates for legitimisation, respect and empowerment of human rights defenders. Our campaigns aim to raise awareness and support for Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) at risk and their fight around the world.

Latest campaigns:

Communities are HRDs! global campaign aims to contribute to a changed narrative on human rights defenders, towards a greater recognition of the collective aspect of their work and achievements. We are celebrating this year 2018 the 20th anniversary of the UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders, a fundamental tool for the protection and recognition of human rights defenders. #CommunitiesareHRDs

"Her Life, Her Diary - Side by Side WHRDs 2018 - Diary of Hope and Dreams" photo exhibition was launched by Protection International in collaboration with the Canadian Embassy in Bangkok to draw attention to WHRDs in Thailand, who are victims of systematic violence and discrimination because of their identities and unwavering struggles for rights, equality and justice. #SidebySideWHRDsDiary2018

The Stand4HRDs campaign aims to bring attention to individual human rights defenders and communities, pressing the EU to work on a number of areas: from how to identify whether HRDs are being arbitrarily harassed, to better public diplomacy with a regular focus on cases of human rights defenders at risk that needs the EU's immediate attention. #Stand4HRDs

For Those Who Died Trying photo exhibition was initiated by Protection International and aims to raise awareness and bring attention to environmental human rights defenders in Thailand who were murdered or abducted. It is vital, for the victims and their families, that their fight and their death is not forgotten and left un-recognised. Ultimately, those responsible must be brought to justice. Recognising those who died trying as HRDs and a better administration of justice are critical steps to end these killings. 

Voices of Defenders in DRC denounces the shrinking space for human rights defenders in the Democratic Republic of the Congo who struggle in a context of rising political unrest. Protection International launched this campaign on the sidelines of  the unofficial visit of the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders Michel Forst to the Democratic Republic of the Congo on 12-18 February 2017 following PI’s invitation. As part of this multimedia campaign Protection International supported the exhibition “Unsung”, released an exclusive interview Dr. Denis Mukwege a Congolese gynecologist and human rights defender and promoted the guide “10 good security practices for human rights defenders” providing physical and digital security tips to HRDS.