The gender perspective in the protection of women human rights defenders – the experiences of Mexico and Honduras.

Protection International, JASS and CEJIL come together in this publication to deepen understanding of violence against women human rights defenders and to demand effective action from states. This publication aims to identify how the gender perspective has been incorporated into practices, strategies, regulations and programmes for the protection of human rights defenders in Honduras and […]

The Worldwide Growth of National Policies for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders

[5 August 2022] Over the years, and especially since 2012, we have seen a growing number of countries adopt national public policies for the protection of human rights defenders (HRDs). For the purposes of this work, it is broadly understood that public policies for the protection of HRDs includes any piece of legislation, decree, policy […]

[Spanish] Tejiendo saberes por la defensa de nuestros derechos

Colombia es uno de los países donde más se vulneran los derechos de las mujeres y de las personas defensoras de los derechos humanos: asesinatos, desapariciones forzadas, amenazas, agresiones sexuales contra las mujeres, estigmatización, criminalización, abuso policial y cooptación de liderazgos, son solo algunas de las violaciones que día a día viven en el país. […]

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

Protection International aims to enable and protect the free exercise of the right to defend human rights. To achieve this, we promote a comprehensive approach to the protection of human rights defenders (HRDs). Our approach is multifaceted, interdisciplinary and ever-evolving. There are a few core elements that constitute the foundation for our interventions at the […]

Basic elements of computer security for defenders

The current situation of insecurity and the computer-related risks that people who are conducting activities in defence of human rights experience daily have increased during the crisis caused by COVID-19. Social isolation and mobility-restricting measures have led us to carry out most of our activities online, in many cases from our own homes and with […]

The Right to Defend Human Rights, From a Critical Approach

Protection International aims to enable and protect the free exercise of the right to defend human rights. To achieve this, we promote a comprehensive approach to the protection of human rights defenders (HRDs). Our approach is multifaceted, interdisciplinary and ever-evolving. There are a few core elements that constitute the foundation for our interventions at the […]

Annual Report 2020

We are pleased to share with you Protection International‘s 2020 Annual Report, which brings together stories and highlights from this past year concerning our work with human rights defenders (HRDs) who fortify the Right to Defend Human Rights (RDHR) across the globe. 2020 has been an unprecedented time for Protection International (PI) – as it […]

What do we mean by collective protection?

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? What are their approaches? And what are some examples within the Colombian context? Protection […]

The Right to Defend Human Rights During COVID-19

Within the framework of the social, economic and public health emergency of the COVID-19 pandemic, Protection International Colombia created the following guidebook aimed at human rights defenders and their communities within the country. This guide contains relevant information and basic recommendations for addressing the risks faced by human rights defenders and communities, which are intensified […]