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Protection International (PI) began working in the DRC in 2004. The country work initially began through regular missions in which PI staff conducted security trainings with civil society groups. During the early period of PI’s presence in the DRC, the organisation developed strong relations with civil society in the East, training local activists. In 2009, a Protection Desk was established.

PI has increasingly become an important voice within Congolese civil society in North and South Kivu specialised on security management for human rights defenders.

The organisation currently has offices in both Bukavu and Goma.

Milestones:

Partners

Arche d'Alliance (ARAL)

Réseau de protection des défenseurs des droits de l'homme, victimes et témoins (Viwine)

Foundation Panzi (run by Dr Mukwege)

SOS-Information Juridique Multisectorielle (SOS-IJM)

 
 

Videos

13 Feb

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Dr Mukwege on Human Rights Defenders in DRC

This video is part of Protection International's campaign "Voices of Defenders in DRC.  More on the campaign on:

05 Oct

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“FROM DOCTOR TO DEFENDER: HOW DR MUKWEGE TOOK CHARGE OF HIS PATIENTS, HUMAN RIGHTS AND PROTECTION”

Prior to receiving the Prix Solidarité prize in Belgium this Thursday 16 October, Dr Denis Mukwege, Congolese gynaecologist and world renowned expe

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