Protection desks

Protection International assists local human rights movements in countries where human rights defenders (HRDs) are at risk and serious threats and aggressions against them persist unabated over the years. Such situations call for long-term, in-country protection support.

Our Protection Desks act as local and regional hubs for:

Protection Desks may take different shapes according to the geographical context. In some countries, Protection Inerstional sets its presence independently, but in others, we partner with a local NGO, pooling resources, expertise on protection and knowledge of local political context and civil society networks.

The services offered by the Protection Desks combine knowledge of the context with expertise on security and protection management gathered through Protection International’s research around the world. The Desks act as our eyes and ears to do research, systematise experience and spot new developments and innovative solutions for the protection of defenders.