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International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia: two human rights defenders from East Africa share their experiences defending LGBTQIA+ rights

To mark International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, Protection International (PI) interviewed two human rights defenders (HRDs) that strive to defend LGBTQIA+ rights in East Africa. Dennis (they / them) is a lawyer who advocates for the rights of LGBTQIA+ refugees and asylum seekers in Kenya. They work closely with the transgender and gender […]

Appel aux Offres – Consultance

Consultance:  F&A Consultant IntérimLieu:  RDC, GomaDuration:  3 mois, renouvableDate début: Dès que possibleResponsable Direct: Interim RCD PI RepresentativeRéférent Technique (si applicable): GT Africa F&A Officer À propos de Protection International Protection International (PI) est une ONG internationale qui contribue à l’amélioration de la protection des défenseurs des droits de l’homme (DDH) dans le monde entier. […]

From Kinshasa to Berlin and Brussels: PI’s Efforts to Support HRDs in the DRC

Amid a very concerning escalation of the violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the situation of human rights defenders (HRDs) also remains alarming. The space for civil society to defend human rights is shrinking and local voices denounce that the Congolese authorities not only fail to protect defenders, but in some cases also […]

Women’s movements in the DR Congo: PI’s New Publication (FR, EN)

Report in FR, executive summary in EN – Rapport en français, résumé exécutif en anglais With the support of the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the collaboration of SOFEPADI and the CFDDH, Protection International is proud to present its newest report on women’s movements in the DRC. This report is the result of a […]

Women’s movements in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (FR, EN)

Report in FR, executive summary in EN – Rapport en français, résumé exécutif en anglais With the support of the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs and in collaboration with SOFEPADI and the CFDDH, Protection International is proud to present its newest report on women’s movements in the DRC. This report is the result of a […]

Déclaration du réseau EurAc sur la situation sécuritaire à l’Est de la République démocratique du Congo

En tant que réseau Europe-Afrique centrale (EurAc), nous représentons des organisations de solidarité internationale dont les sièges sont basés dans différents pays européens, et qui travaillent en partenariat direct avec des organisations de la société civile congolaise en République Démocratique du Congo (RDC). Avec cette déclaration, nous souhaitons interpeller les responsables politiques sur la situation […]

DRC National Law: Challenges and Opportunities

Brussels, November 30, 2023 Statement In Africa and worldwide, an increasing number of countries are developing laws for the protection of human rights defenders (HRDs) and their right to defend human rights. We welcome such developments as an important first step in recognising the positive role HRDs play in promoting human rights, democratic values and […]

PI organises a Regional Conference on Public Policies for HRDs in Nairobi

In an era marked by the global constriction of civic space, Protection International (PI) is taking a significant step towards the right to defend human rights for human rights defenders (HRDs) in the Great Lakes Region. On the 11th, 12th, and 13th of October, we are organizing a Regional Conference on Public Policies for HRDs […]

Main Takeaways from PI’s Webinar on Public Policies for HRDs in Africa

On Thursday, 27 July 2023, Protection International (PI) hosted the online webinar on public policies “Laws to Protect Human Rights Defenders in West Africa and the Great Lakes Region: Are they fit for purpose? What else is needed?” Five regional public policy experts participated as panelists, including Marthe Coulibaly, Director of the Coalition Ivoirienne des […]